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Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer will be the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13. Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13. Best known for critically acclaimed starring roles in films such as The Help, Hidden Figures and The Shack, Ms. Spencer is also the co-author of two children’s...