UMass to honor Boston Marathon victims

May 13, 2013, 4:39 pm
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(NECN) - The University of Massachusetts has announced they will be giving a posthumous degree for Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell, a former sociology student at UMass Boston.

“Our community experienced a tremendous loss during the Boston Marathon attack,” said J. Keith Motley, chancellor at UMass Boston. “Krystle was a wonderful part of our campus community and we wanted to recognize her contributions and impact through the awarding of this posthumous degree.  She was a great student and friend to many, and she will be greatly missed.”

Campbell will be awarded the posthumous bachelor of art degree at UMass Boston’s undergraduate commencement on May 31.

UMass also announced a series of initiatives to honor victims injured and killed during the attack.

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