Trever Col (1997-2019)

It is with deep sadness that we announce Trever Col, a senior in Mechanical Engineering, passed away on Saturday, November 23.

Trever died as a result of an accident while climbing a cave in Alabama:

Originally from Austin, Texas, Trever Col was a mechanical engineering student in the Honors College, on track to receive a BS in 2020, and an MS in 2021.  He was involved in the Formula SAE racing team, and the Purdue Outing Club.  He also spent the last semester studying in China at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the summer as an intern at Siemens in Norwood, Ohio.

The School of Mechanical Engineering sends our deepest condolences to Trever's family and friends.

If you need someone to talk to:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Office of the Dean of Students

  • Schleman Hall, 2nd floor
  • 765-494-1747


Celebration of Life: Trever Col

Thursday, December 5
4:00 - 6:00 pm
France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center - Feature Gym
355 N Martin Jischke Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47906

The family wants to make us all aware that Trever’s identical twin will be in attendance along with his sister, mom and dad.