Tri-C Famous: Tim Davis
#TriCFamous is a bimonthly feature that introduces readers to the people who make the College work while providing a sneak peek into their lives off campus.
Tim Davis joined Tri-C as an internal auditor in July 2015 before becoming an ERP solutions specialist in the IT Services department. He and his three teammates work on projects related to Banner, the system that houses all financial, student and employee information at the College. Learn more about Tim — including the daring way in which he confronted his acrophobia — in this week’s Tri-C Famous.
1. What’s your favorite book, and why?
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. It’s written from the viewpoint of a teenage German soldier in WWI. I was 14 when I read it for the first time, and I read it every year for more than two decades. The very real depiction of war humanized our “enemies” for me. I realized that the teenagers who were forced to fight were just like me, except their government made them go to war while I had a choice in the matter. For them, there was no choice — just duty.
2. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Rappelling off Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. I learned how to rappel by practicing in a tree. I don’t know the exact height of the cliff — maybe 1,200 or 1,500 feet — but as someone who is afraid of heights, it was scary! When I finished, I just stared up at the cliff in amazement.
3. What are you most proud of?
My son — a kind and compassionate young man who grows and matures each year at an alarming rate. I hope he realizes that being a kid is a great part of life!
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August 10, 2021
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