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MassBay Holds Second Annual 5k Race in Honor of Marathon Bombing Victim.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WELLESLEY HILLS (October 1, 2014) – More than 140 runners, walkers, and families came out this past Sunday morning on September 28th, to once again support the Krystle Campbell 5K race/walk fundraiser at MassBay Community College.

Event organizers estimate $20,000 was raised on behalf of the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund, which was established last year by the MassBay Foundation Board. The Fund honors Krystle Campbell, a MassBay graduate who lost her life at the Boston Marathon finish line at the age of 29.

Krystle Campbell earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from MassBay in 2005, and then transferred her credits to UMass-Boston to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. The Scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving MassBay business student who submits an essay about resiliency, making a difference, generosity of spirit, or overcoming obstacles to achieve a goal. This year’s scholarship award went to Susanne MacNeil pictured above with MassBay president, Dr. John O’Donnell and Chief Academic Officer, Francesca Purcell.

“It was a meaningful, successful event,” said Mary Shia, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations. “We appreciate the support of the Town of Wellesley, Wellesley Police Department, our sponsors, and everyone who came out to contribute to this great cause. Uniting the community is what we do at MassBay, and we were very proud to honor Krystle and her family in this way.”

To donate to the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund and to view a photo gallery from the event, visit For more information, please call 781-239-3125.

MassBay awards associate degrees and certificates in over 80 academic programs in a wide range of career-driven subjects such as business, computer science, life sciences, health care and the liberal arts. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. To learn more about MassBay, attend the Fall Open House on Saturday, November 22.