Oprah visits 2 South African grads studying in NY

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 4:05 PM

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.

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