On May 13, 2017 Trayvon Martin will be honored with posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Florida Memorial University.
The bachelor’s degree in “Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education” will be conferred to Trayvon Martin, the school said, “in honor of the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot.”
Florida Memorial University is a historically black college in Miami Gardens, Florida where Trayvon Martin lived at the time of his death.
Martin had a “love of flying,” the school says, and had aspired to become a pilot.
Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Martin’s parents, will accept the degree on their son’s behalf at Florida Memorial University’s commencement ceremony on May 13, the school announced this week. Born in February 1995, Martin would be 22 years old, an age many US college students attain a bachelor’s degree.
Fulton is an alumnus of the school, and the university already houses the Trayvon Martin Foundation, co-founded by Trayvon’s parents.
Source: Reuters, CNN, MSN