The 30 Rock star will be among the guests of honour at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 7 October (16), when she will be presented with the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award.

Fey, a graduate of the University of Virginia, did not study at Temple, but her late dad Donald graduated from the Philadelphia school with a degree in journalism in 1966.

The comedienne and her brother Peter celebrated their father's memory by establishing a scholarship in his name at Temple earlier this year (16) to aid other war veterans seeking jobs in the media industry.

Donald H. Fey, who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Korean War, died in October, 2015 at 82.