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Paris terror victim receives her diploma posthumously

Nohemi Gonzalez was studying abroad in Paris when she was killed Credit: Reuters

A student killed during the Paris terror attacks last November was honoured by her American university when she was awarded her diploma posthumously.

Nohemi Gonzalez was a student of California State University, Long Beach, when she was killed during the co-ordinated attacks in the French capital, leaving 130 people dead.

Gunmen and suicide bombers hit various targets across Paris, including the Bataclan theatre where 89 people were killed during a live concert.

Miss Gonzalez had been studying abroad at the Strate School of Design at the time of the attacks on November 13th.

On Thursday, her family accepted her diploma at Long Beach which was awarded to Miss Gonzalez posthumously.

Floral tributes were laid at Long Beach university at the time of Miss Gonzalez's death Credit: Reuters

Miss Gonzalez, 23, was the first name called out at a ceremony for about 800 students where her mother, Beatriz Gonzalez, accepted the award.

Other family members, including Miss Gonzalez's stepfather Jose Hernandez and brother Juan Duran, were also at the ceremony for support.

"This year, the tragic and terrible acts of terror that scar our world hit hard and incredibly close to home," said Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, the dean of the College of the Arts.

She added: "Nohemi Gonzalez was a bright light among the very bright students of our design department".