Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to speak at the graduation ceremony for the Spelman class of 2012. School officials have announced that the ceremony will take place on May 20th at the Georgia Convention Center. Oprah received an honorary degree from Spelman in 1993. AJC reports:

Oprah Winfrey will serve as Spelman College’s commencement speaker, officials announced Thursday.

The ceremony will be held May 20 at the Georgia International Convention Center. About 550 students are expected to graduate.

Winfrey, the multimedia mogul, has strong ties to Spelman, which is one of the nation’s top liberal arts schools and the oldest historically black college for women. She received an honorary degree from the school in 1993 and this year will receive the college’s National Community Service Award.

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