UMass Boston mourns the tragic loss of Krystle Campbell who was killed senselessly in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The university honored Krystle’s memory through its award of a posthumous degree to the former student in 2013 and the establishment of a scholarship in her name. The scholarship was set up by University of Massachusetts Trustee Richard P. Campbell, J.D. (no relation). The Krystle Campbell Scholarship is offered by UMass Boston to females interested in pursuing careers in business.
The University of Massachusetts- Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. Part of the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields. The University of Massachusetts- Boston offers numerous scholarships.