The Associated Press

UMass Boston To Award Posthumous Degree To Bomb Victim

BOSTON — The University of Massachusetts-Boston will award a posthumous bachelor’s degree to Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell at the school’s commencement.

Krystle Campbell (Hordon Health Facebook page)

Krystle Campbell (Hordon Health Facebook page)

School officials say Campbell was a student there from 2005 to 2007 and studied sociology.

Campbell’s family is scheduled to accept the degree on her behalf during Friday’s ceremony.

UMass officials also say a scholarship was created in Campbell’s memory following her death in the April 15 attack.

The 29-year-old restaurant manager was a native of Medford whom her father recalled as a caring and loving person. She was remembered at her funeral as a good friend who loved to smile and dance.

Campbell had been watching the marathon with a girlfriend, who suffered a leg injury in the bombing.

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