STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

SUNY Oneonta announces death of freshman student

A freshman student at the State University of New York at Oneonta died early Saturday morning.

Posted: Dec 4, 2017 11:00 AM
Updated: Dec 4, 2017 12:26 PM

A freshman student at the State University of New York at Oneonta died early Saturday morning, according an email sent to all students from SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski.


Daniel William Michaels was 18 years old and a business economics major from Dix Hills, Long Island. Details surrounding the death were not available Monday, although several students said Michaels had been at a fraternity party Friday night.

Friends and family have created a GoFundMe fundraiser to establish a scholarship in Michaels' name. More than $10,000 has been raised by 371 people in one day, according to the site. The goal is to raise $12,000.

Counseling services have been made available at SUNY Oneonta's Tobey Hall from staff members in the Counseling Center and Office of Residential Community Life.

To donate to the fundraiser visit: https://www.gofundme.com/dan-michaels-memorial

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 451227

Reported Deaths: 33090
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens718187245
Kings673917319
Bronx526664942
Nassau463252201
Suffolk461762011
Westchester378661454
New York331463173
Richmond157861085
Rockland14891675
Orange11835498
Erie11082689
Monroe5925289
Dutchess5084153
Onondaga4253205
Albany3037134
Oneida2378123
Ulster224495
Niagara1733101
Putnam158363
Sullivan157348
Broome147669
Schenectady138348
Saratoga100617
Rensselaer90142
Columbia58237
Chautauqua5479
Madison48917
Ontario46535
Oswego4643
Tompkins3990
Warren36333
Steuben36042
Chemung3493
Fulton33224
Otsego3325
Orleans32554
Herkimer32210
Greene32118
St. Lawrence3194
Genesee3175
Wayne3115
Washington28814
Cattaraugus2556
Chenango2487
Montgomery2294
Tioga22525
Cayuga2022
Livingston2028
Jefferson1640
Cortland1620
Essex1610
Clinton1555
Wyoming1325
Delaware1314
Seneca1053
Allegany991
Schoharie830
Franklin650
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler390
Hamilton150
Unassigned016
Utica
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 60°
Oneonta
Scattered Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 64°
Herkimer
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 62°
Thendara
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 62°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left