Graduation season is almost here and, as seniors throughout the country worry about passing finals and getting jobs, there’s also excitement about garnering the best speakers for commencement. This May, Spelman College will have locked down one of the most sought after and appropriate speakers for the all-girls HBCU. Oprah Winfrey will be attending the big day for 550 graduating women.
Winfrey received an honorary degree from the Atlanta school in 1993 and will be given Spelman’s National Community Service Award this year. Her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa currently has a partnership with Spelman and will accept a freshman class in 2016. Winfrey is one of the many incredible speakers the school has had over the past few years, which include First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Cornel West.