Oprah to deliver Harvard's commencement address

Oprah Winfrey attends the Sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Feb. 21, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Getty

The students at Harvard are in for some inspirational words at their May 30 graduation, courtesy of Oprah Winfrey. The TV mogul will deliver the commencement address at the 362nd graduation at the ivy league university.

"Oprah's journey from her grandmother's Mississippi farm to becoming one of the world's most admired women is one of the great American success stories," Harvard President Drew Faust said in a statement posted to the "Harvard Gazette" website Monday. "She has used her extraordinary influence and reach as a force for good in the world, with a constant focus on the importance of educational opportunity and the virtues of serving others."

Winfrey, 59, will also speak at the school's "Afternoon Exercises," which serves as the Harvard Alumni Association's annual meeting.

Winfrey joins an esteemed list of impressive speakers at the school's graduations including Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, George Marshall and more. And this is not her first time offering her words of wisdom to graduating students. She has addressed commencements at Duke University, Spellman College and Stanford University.

Tell us: Who would be your ideal speaker if you were graduating college? Is it Oprah?

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