Oprah Winfrey set to deliver commencement speeches at Smith College and Skidmore College

Oprah Winfrey delivers acceptance speech during the W.E.B Dubois medal ceremony at Harvard University, Sept. 2014. PHOTO/Steven Senne/AP

Oprah Winfrey has agreed to give commencement speeches at colleges in Massachusetts and New York.

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, both say Winfrey will address students at their spring graduation ceremonies.

One of Smith’s graduating students and another from Skidmore previously attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, a boarding school that the media mogul opened in 2007 for under privileged girls in South Africa.

Winfrey, a graduate of Tennessee State University, is scheduled to speak May 20 at Skidmore and a day later at Smith. Each school says it will award her an honorary degree.

Winfrey also was at Skidmore in October 2013 to visit 2 graduates of her South African school.

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