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Beacons Magazine

A magazine for UMass Boston alumni & friends

In this edition of Beacons magazine, we share stories of alumni who explored the intellectual universe while at UMass Boston and discovered what brings them joy and passion in life.

Our cover story highlights the university's New Balance Institute for Innovative Leadership in Sport, an exciting new initiative of our New Balance Sport Leadership & Administration program. New Balance has invested $15 million to endow these programs, which are positioning our Beacons for pioneering roles as sports professionals and change agents. Student interest has skyrocketed, in part because SLA and the institute marry the passion of sports with social responsibility and equity.

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Going the Distance

Founded in 2013 in memory of UMass Boston student Krystle Campbell, the Run for Krystle marathon team has built a legacy of camaraderie and hope in the face of tragedy.

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Matt Barron

From the Hub to the Hill

With the newly launched Barron Congressional Internship program, Matt Barron ’86 is opening doors of opportunity on Capitol Hill for UMass Boston students.

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