(College Park, GA) If anyone could give a graduate advice on achieving success, Oprah Winfrey would be the perfect candidate. The talk show host turned media giant addressed over 500 graduating students at Spelman College’s commencement ceremony at the Georgia International Convention Center on May 20.
“You must have some kind of vision for your life, even if you don’t have a plan,” said Winfrey to the students of the historically black female institution. “Do the right thing, even when other people think it may not be,” she added.
Winfrey, who received an honorary doctorate from the college in 1993, was presented the school’s Community Service Award for her philanthropic and charitable efforts that include Oprah’s Angel Network, which has raised more than $80 million for charity projects around the world; and the Oprah Winfrey Foundation has awarded hundreds of grants to groups that support the education and empowerment of women, children and families.