Former TV talk-show host Oprah Winfrey will be a featured speaker at Harvard University's commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 30. The 59-year-old will speak of her journey and relate it to the journey students will soon begin.
Drew Faust, the president of Harvard told media that Winfrey's life-story is "one of the great American success stories" and she is an apt speaker for students just readying to face the world. She will speak in the afternoon at a time when alumni will also be present.
It will be the 362nd commencement ceremonies for the Cambridge university and Winfrey will be speaking to future-American, and world, stars.
A listing of Harvard alumni includes U.S. presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu, current U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon, writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and T.S. Eliot, actors Jack Lemon, Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd and Matt Damon, NBA player Jeremy Lin, businessman Bill Gates and scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer.