Travis Day - Personal Info
I'm from Morehead City, NC and grew up enjoying all there is to love while growing up at the beach...surfing, sailing, boating, fishing, water skiing, scuba diving, beach volleyball, horseshoes, camping on the Outer Banks islands, and befriending the numerous people who visit our hometown during the summer. In addition to being a certified diver, I also have my Master Captain’s License (U.S. Merchant Marine Officer, for 50-ton vessels). But I primarily just enjoy boating around the N.C. Outer Banks Islands with my friends, family and trusty black lab (Banks).
I came to Chapel Hill in 1989 as an undergraduate, where I was on the UNC varsity wrestling team, played club & “beach” volleyball, mountain-biked, played racquetball, sky-dived, hung out with friends, relatives & fraternity brothers, frequented Franklin St. establishments, attended a gazillion home sporting events...and simply enjoyed life as a Tarheel.
I graduated from Kenan-Flagler's BSBA Program (with a concentration in finance and a mathematical sciences minor) and from Kenan-Flagler's Executive MBA Program (concentrating in finance), and have worked for Kenan-Flagler ever since I was a UNC undergrad. I worked as a Systems Administrator & Computing Consultant for the business school, and have been teaching business computing classes since 1997.
My wife, Mary, is also from Morehead City and was a UNC undergrad (…and a Carolina cheerleader, cheering the Heels on to a 1993 National Championship in basketball and a Peach Bowl victory). She graduated from UNC’s Dental School. Since both of our immediate and extended families are from Morehead City (and we love the beach), we decided to move back "home" to Morehead in 2005. I currently teach my classes primarily online and travel back to Chapel Hill periodically throughout each semester. In addition to teaching, I am the business manager for my wife's dental practice and I'm also "Mr. Mom" to our two daughters, Dylan & Anderson. I coach both of my daughters’ rec volleyball teams (and love playing volleyball myself). I also am serving in the District 4 Seat of Carteret County’s Board of Education.
I feel that it is important to live life to the fullest -- working hard allows you to play hard, or just chill, depending on what you’re in the mood for. Time is my most precious commodity...it seems like we never have enough. I take advantage of technology to use my time as efficiently as possible, and I like sharing with others how to do the same.