CU Generations - Special Edition Spotlight Tim Borden

How many generations of Buffs do you have in your family?
There have been 5 consecutive generations of the Borden family attending CU. This includes my grandfather who graduated in 1909, my father who graduated in 1939, and my own graduation from the Leeds School of Business in 1969. This tradition has carried on with my brother graduating in 1972, my son who graduated in 1995, nieces and nephews who have attended CU in the 2000s and now another Borden, a college freshman studying fine arts at the University of Colorado.

Why did you choose to come to Leeds?
I came to CU after a vacation visit in 1963 when our family traveled out west by station wagon to see Colorado. Between the beautiful campus and the family history, it was an easy decision.

Could you share an experience (or two) that was particularly memorable at Leeds?
My experience at the Leeds School of business helped me understand the value of community contribution and the importance of integrity in business. Making and maintaining lasting contacts through the school and my fraternity has been very memorable. Having my grandfather (class of 1909) and my father (class of 1939) attend my graduation ceremony in 1969 was my other most memorable experience.

What is one piece of advice/best practice your grandparent(s) shared that has stuck with you?
A quote from Alan Simpson-“If you have integrity nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity nothing else matters.”

September 2018