Dolly Hearn will be awarded a posthumous doctorate.
The Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry says the special ceremony will take place during the school's 2007 homecoming activities.
The Doctorate of Dental Medicine will be presented to Hearn's parents on April 27th at 4:30 in the afternoon. The ceremony will be held in the Oglethorpe Ballroom of the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites on 10th Street. This is the first degree of its kind to be awarded by the School of Dentistry.