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Oprah became an doctor on Friday when she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in education via the University of the Free State. She even rocked a cap and gown to the ceremony. SheÂ receivedÂ herÂ degree for her work with education in South Africa.
According to Popeater,
On Friday, the media mogul visited South Africa, where she was given an honorary doctorate degree in education from the University of the Free State.
The talk-show queen, who wrapped the 25th and final season of her legendary daytime series in May, dressed in formal cap and gown for the affair.
Guests in attendance report that she was moved to tears while on stage for the presentation of the honor.
The university of approximately 30,000 students in the central farming town of Bloemfontein rolled out the red carpet, staging a ceremony for one that the Chicago Sun-Times says rivaled the type of pomp and circumstance normally drummed up for a whole graduating class.
The citation that came with her degree says Winfrey has become a true South African. “She did so because she believed that there was important work to be done here, and she wanted to be part of what Nelson Mandela and others had begun.”
“What has happened here at Free State in terms of racial reconciliation, of peace, of harmony, of one heart understanding and opening itself to another heart is nothing short of a miracle,” she said. “It is truly what the new South Africa is all about.”
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