CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) — The popular queen of daytime television- Oprah Winfrey- made an appearance in the Queen City Sunday morning.
Winfrey, global media entrepreneur, served as the keynote speaker for hundreds of graduates and their loved ones at Johnson C. Smith University’s 149th Commencement Ceremony in the Irwin Belk Complex.
The university says two of Winfrey’s former students from her leadership academy in South Africa graduated from JCSU. A third student from her leadership academy will graduate from the college in 2017.
Winfrey, who turned her 25-season, record-breaking talk show into a publishing, broadcasting and philanthropic empire, has continuously used her influence to support education and empowerment worldwide.
In addition to encouraging millions to live their best life now, she formed Oprah’s Angel Network in 1998, and through that public charity raised monies for women’s shelters and helped establish 60 schools in 13 countries.
The Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program has granted millions in scholarships to students who have committed to giving back to their communities.
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