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Oprah Checks Off Education On List Of Things to Conquer

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 Photo courtesy of Teachers College

Although the list-topper for Vh1’s 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons needs no further accolades, your university casually handed over a Klingenstein Leadership Award to Oprah Winfrey last week in Chicago.

The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, a Teachers College entity, recognized Oprah for her work towards improving education. The award specifically cites Oprah’s Book Club, and the two-year-old Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls, a posh boarding school in Johannesburg, South Africa. Also singled out for funding scholarships and new schools were three separate Winfrey-driven philanthropies: The Oprah Winfrey Foundation, The Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program, and Oprah’s Angel Network.

Did a last-minute candidate for Class Day Speaker just enter the ring? Class of 2009, start hoping. Walking out of here with a free car would probably ease the pain of the current job market.

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7 Comments

  1. uhh dear bwog  

    vine is open. SO GOOD

  2. cumc hornet

    Her goddaughter, daughter of best friend Gayle King, is doing her MPH at CUMC...

  3. Sadia  

    Oprah is speaking at Duke's graduation because her goddaughter goes/went (?) there.

  4. CC '09  

    We are on it...and promise Oprah will be giving hybrid vehicles to all our socially responsible peers

  5. OPRAH  

    I LOVE OPRAH! SHE'S MY HERO! CAN WE SAVE HER FOR CLASS DAY 2011?

  6. Oprah could potentially go on to do anything will all the fame and influence she has accumulated

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