Dan Borgman
Class of 2008
Dr. Jordan (Albano) Borgman and Dan Borgman
What have you done since you graduated?: "After I graduated, I went to a trade school to study residential, commercial, and industrial electrical at Porter and Chester Institute of Technology. The industrial automation course, in particular, piqued my interest, as it was constantly solving puzzles. I knew I wanted to concentrate in this particular aspect of electrical, because it meant that I could build impressive machines."

"Even though the country was in the midst of a recession, I was eventually able to find a job in the maintenance department at Electric Motion Company. Over the course of my 10 years, I have met great people and learned many valuable lessons. During this time, I met my lovely wife, Dr. Jordan Borgman, and we got married in 2018."

What do you remember from your time at Gilbert?: My fondest memories of Gilbert were in the Music Department. My favorite activity was, and still is, marching band. I am lucky enough to be able to continue to work with the marching band as the assistant director, drill writer, brass tech, and visual tech. It’s crazy to think that when I heard that I was required to join the marching band as a freshman, I had scoffed at the idea!

What lessons from Gilbert have you applied to the real world?: I learned how to be patient and how to put forth my best effort thanks to some long and challenging marching band seasons. Much like in marching band, when you begin your career path, you must work with your colleagues in order to overcome obstacles that may be between you and your goal.

What advice would you give to current students at Gilbert?: My advice is to remember that it’s okay to make mistakes, because nobody’s perfect, but always hold yourself accountable for your own actions.