Contact Us

Utica College Mourns New Hartford Teen’s Death

Remembering Alex Kogut, Facebook

Utica, NY (WIBX) – Utica College continues to mourn after a weekend incident left a SUNY Brockport student dead and a Utica College student charged with murder.

UC’s Dean of Students, Alane Varga, says the incident has cast a pall on the campus.

“I guess I’d typify the mood as somber at this point, and people asking questions to try and make sense out of something like this.”

Alexandra Kogut, 18, was found dead inside her SUNY Brockport dorm room during the weekend. Her boyfriend, Clayton Whittemore, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder. Both were from New Hartford.

Varga says the college is offering student counseling for those affected.

“While this event certainly highlights the importance of doing that kind of education and support, making sure people know who their resources are, I think that needs to be ongoing,” Varga said. “To make sure that continues, not just now, but over the course of the year and as we move into the future.”

Several student groups will host events during October in support of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Best of WIBX 950

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for IBX INCENTIVE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive IBX INCENTIVE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.