UMass Boston to give honorary degree to Krystle Campbell, one of three killed in Marathon bombings

The University of Massachusetts Boston will award a posthumous degree to Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell at the school’s commencement on Friday, the school said.

Campbell, who was one of three people killed in the attack on April 15, was a sociology student at the university. Her family will accept the bachelor of arts degree on her behalf, the school said.

James Gustave Speth, an environmental activist, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and adviser to presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote speech, the school said. The school will set a record, graduating 3,906 students.

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The school will award honorary degrees to Jack Dangermond, co-founder of the California-based software company ESRI, and Tererai Trent, an education activist and philanthropist.