Report: Florida University to award posthumous degree to Trayvon Martin
FLORIDA – A slain Florida teen will be awarded a college degree, CNN reports.
Trayvon Martin will be awarded a posthumous bachelor's degree in aeronautical science from Florida Memorial University. Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012 while Martin was walking from a 7-Eleven in Sanford.
Martin's parents, Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will accept the degree on their son's behalf during the university's spring commencement. Fulton is an alumnas of the university.
The aeronautics degree is in "honor of the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot," the university wrote in a statement on Facebook.
The university also houses the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Police: Boyfriend beats 76-year-old woman to death after smoking mojo
News 2 at Noon - Charles Steinberg talks sports funding
Business owner fed up with trash pile in local shopping center
Fraternity at center of Max Gruver death banned from LSU through 2032
Crews experiencing yard waste overload