Aurora Godoy

San Bernardino Shooting Victim Posthumously Awarded College Degree

Aurora Godoy was one of the 14 people who died in the San Bernardino mass shooting

The youngest victim in the San Bernardino mass shooting was posthumously awarded a college degree Wednesday.

"It's crazy — I didn't realize how many people knew her," said James Godoy, her husband, ahead of the award ceremony.

Aurora Godoy, 26, was awarded an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences to honor her memory and recognize her as a member of Los Angeles Harbor College's class of 2016, the school said.

She worked as an office assistant at the county's public health department. 

With flowers and balloons in hand, her family was presented the award at 6 p.m. at the Wilmington school's recital hall amid cheers.

"I feel proud that she was given this recognition," her father said, fighting back tears. "She was always happy and a hard worker."

Godoy is survived by her high school sweetheart and widower, James Godoy, and their 2-year-old son, Alexander.

Godoy was one of 14 people killed in the San Bernardino mass shooting on Dec. 2, 2015. Authorities have said the gunmen, a couple who died hours later in a shootout with police, were inspired by ISIS.

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