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College to award posthumous degree to bomb victim


BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts-Boston will award a posthumous bachelor's degree to Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell at the school's commencement.

School officials say Campbell was a student there from 2005 to 2007 and studied sociology.

Campbell's family is scheduled to accept the degree on her behalf during Friday's ceremony.

UMass officials also say a scholarship was created in Campbell's memory following her death in the April 15 attack.

The 29-year-old restaurant manager was a native of Medford whom her father recalled as a caring and loving person. She was remembered at her funeral as a good friend who loved to smile and dance.

Campbell had been watching the marathon with a girlfriend, who suffered a leg injury in the bombing.