Cole Bordner ’17 is an Industrial Engineering major and Math minor with a certificate in Leadership Studies. He is from Robinson, TX and is the eldest son of Brock ‘89 and Kelly ’89 Bordner.
Cole serves as the Infantry Band Drum Major for the 2016-2017 academic year, and is a member of Infantry Band Staff. Originally from A-Company in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, he served as a Fire Team Leader, Guidon Bearer, and Platoon Sergeant within his unit. In the Band, Cole played the cymbals his sophomore year and the bass drum his junior year, while also serving as a Drum Section Sergeant.
On the quad, Cole is an active member of the O.R. Simpson Honor Society and the Ross Volunteers. As a member of these organizations he devotes part of his time to tutoring fellow cadets as well as serving the university in a variety of events.
Off the quad, Cole is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, as well as Alpha Pi Mu, an Industrial and Systems Engineering Honor Society. In 2013, Cole represented Texas A&M in Washington, DC with other students from the Southeastern Conference to lobby for higher education issues. Cole has also assisted student government with veterans’ affairs, and has further volunteered with food banks, shelters, and the National Park Service during his time as a student.
Last summer Cole participated in a Corps of Cadets International Excursion to Israel. Cadets on the excursion learned first-hand about the country’s culture, language, and geopolitical issues. Cole will graduate in December 2017 and hopes to work as an industrial engineer for a defense company to help contribute to protecting our country. At some point he plans to return to school to complete a master’s degree in economics.
Cole has proven during his time in the Corps of Cadets that he is a young man of vision with a strong work ethic. He is a leader and a role model, and is mature beyond his years. I know that Cole will continue to lead exceptionally well in all that he does in the future, and will represent our Corps in a superb manner. He is truly a young man with a very bright future!