For the fourth year, the University of Massachusetts Boston has formed a Boston Marathon team that will honor the memory of UMass Boston alumna Krystle Campbell, who lost her life in the 2013 marathon bombing, and raise money for a scholarship fund established in her memory.
UMass Boston was awarded 10 entries for the 2017 Boston Marathon.
The 2017 Krystle Campbell Scholarship Marathon Team includes UMass Boston graduates, staff and faculty members, and friends of the university. Funds raised will benefit the Krystle Campbell endowed scholarship fund established at UMass Boston.
The Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund was founded by former UMass Trustee Richard Campbell, who - like Krystle – is a graduate of Medford High School and UMass Boston. The scholarship is presented to students pursuing business degrees. Krystle Campbell attended UMass Boston from 2005 to 2007 and received a degree posthumously.
The 10 members of the 2017 “Run for Krystle” Boston Marathon team are:
(Click on their name to learn more about them or to support them in their fundraising efforts.)
Robyn Dangora ‘17 MBA, director of Alumni Relations at UMass Boston, second-time team member
James Duval, second-time team member
Sally Duval, second-time team member
Paul Dyson ’00, professor of English at UMass Boston, second-time team member
Suzzanne Freeze, program director at UMass Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion, second-time team member
Rhonda Hodge ’13, third-time team member
Jen Kanyugi ’10 MBA, second-time team member
Joan Murphy, donor
Dina Scarpelli, third-time team member
Elise Warshaver, donor
The 2017 scholarship recipients of the Krystle Campbell Scholarship will be announced at an April 8 scholarship presentation and marathon team celebration event at the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden in Medford.
To date, the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund has raised about $600,000 of its $1 million goal.