UMass scholarship fund honors bombing victim Krystle Campbell

Issue July 2013

Like so many Massachusetts citizens, Massachusettts Bar Association Past President and UMass Trustee Richard P. Campbell was shocked and saddened by the tragic events of April 15, when two homemade pressure cooker bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon. The news impacted him greatly and he knew he had to do something, especially when hearing that one of the victims, Krystle Campbell, shared his last name, his hometown and his alma mater.

"Krystle hailed from the same neighborhood in Medford as me, graduated from Medford High School as my wife and I did, and attended the University of Massachusetts Boston as did I," Campbell said. "We feel a kinship with her and have great empathy for her family on losing such a vibrant, energetic, and beautiful daughter."

Campbell and his wife, Barbara, moved quickly to create a scholarship for UMass Boston students in honor and in memory of Krystle.

The Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund will support scholarships and other projects that advance young women interested in pursuing careers in business. Those interested in donating to the fund should visit All funds will be awarded at the discretion of the dean of the College of Management.