Oprah Visits 2 South African Grads Studying in NY

October 22, 2013 - 2:35 PM

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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, Oprah Winfrey walks with honor graduates after the first graduation ceremony at Oprah Winfrey's leadership academy for girls in Henley on Klip, South Africa. A spokeswoman for OWN, Winfrey’s cable channel, says Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, that the former daytime talk-show queen was at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Monday to meet with two graduates from Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls. The academy, a boarding school for underprivileged South African girls, opened in 2007. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has paid a visit to two of the graduates from the celebrity's school in South Africa who are enrolled at a private college in upstate New York.

A spokeswoman for OWN, Winfrey's cable channel, says Tuesday that the former daytime talk-show queen was at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Monday to meet with two graduates from Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls. The academy, a boarding school for underprivileged South African girls, opened in 2007.

The two young women are studying at Skidmore, a liberal arts school located 165 miles north of New York City.

Christel MacLean, co-owner of The Crown Grill, tells local media outlets that Winfrey and the two students had dinner at the restaurant Monday night in a private back room.