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
Campbell and his wife, Barbara, moved quickly to create a
scholarship for UMass Boston students in honor and in memory of
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 www.alumni.umb.edu. All funds will be awarded at the
discretion of the dean of the College of Management.