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Borden Plunkett

Originally from a small town in Middle Tennessee, Borden Plunkett has lived in Mason City since 1993 and joined the MCPD reserves in early 2007. Having worked at several odd jobs after graduating from high school, he started work on his college degree in his mid twenties. Borden earned his bachelor and master degrees in communications from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. After teaching speech and composition at a small college in Tennessee, he accepted a job at North Iowa Area Community College where teaches courses in literature, composition and speech, and self-defense. Borden has been on the faculty at NIACC since 1993.

In addition to teaching at NIACC, he has also taught traditional Karate for over twenty years. Borden has trained in Karate for 30 years; he holds the rank of 5th degree black belt in Shoto-kan Karate and 3rd degree black belt in Wado-Ryu Karate. In addition to his interest in Karate, he also runs. In 2007 he completed the Chicago Marathon, and he frequently runs in the annual Dam-to-Dam 12K in Des Moines.

Borden lives in Mason City with his wife Michele, daughter Alexa, and son Marcus