When it was first announced back in February, I thought that it couldn't be possible. Then I remembered that this celebrity had ties to Saratoga but more importantly Skidmore.Oprah Winfrey will give the commencement speech to the Class of 2017 at Skidmore College on Saturday May 20th. She is no stranger to the college or to Saratoga. Oprah was here in 2013 to surprise her students from her Leadership Academy in South Africa who attend Skidmore. She took them out to dinner as part of parents weekend.

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Fast forward to 2017 and those same women will be graduating from Skidmore this weekend. Oprah Winfrey will be the graduation speaker and receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in the Arts. She will be recognized for her career in television and media and her commitment to education through her leadership program.

Who knows, you may see Oprah hanging out at Mrs. London's Bakery because we know from her commercials that she LOVES bread!

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