Student found dead in Jenkins Hall



Alexa Nowak, a sophomore marketing major, was found dead in her room by her friends on Feb. 12. No signs of foul play were found.

Dean of Students Stephanie Krebs sent a global email with the title of “Sad News” announcing Nowak’s death.

“We are deeply saddened to report the loss of a member of the UT community,” the email said. “Alexa Nowak, of Ava, NY, was found today alone and unresponsive in her residence hall room in Jenkins Hall. The Tampa Police Department has confirmed there were no signs of foul play, and there is no threat to the campus.”

We offer our deepest condolences to Alexa’s family, friends and loved ones while respecting their right to privacy.

Kevin Howell, director of the Office of Campus Safety, said that the Tampa Police Department described the incident as an “apparent suicide.” However, he said that it was for the Medical Examiner will make final determination.

A small tribute was held for Nowak on Monday night in the Vaughn  Courtyard where friends and fellow students were able to pay their respects to her.

No further information has been disclosed about the incident. Stay with The Minaret for updates.

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