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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Phillip Davis

By JONATHAN KAYS
Staff Writer

phil 214x300 SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Phillip Davis

The Georgetonian/JESSICA CAREY
Phillip enjoys speaking to roommate Jonathan Kays in Spanish much to the chagrin of other roommate Justin Sizemore.

With integrity and dashing good looks, Phillip Davis, a senior hailing from Somerset Ky., is one of the most outstanding members of Georgetown College. A student of theology and Spanish and an individual of great wit and posh style, Phillip Davis exemplifies the quintessential man of learning. A member of the President’s House Association, the Common Ground leadership team, the Rooted worship team and also an intern at Georgetown Baptist, Phillip has a passion for helping others and being a part of a plethora of pastoral projects helping a plentitude of people. This writer interviewed dashing Phillip one cold night in January as he snuggled underneath a soft blanket wearing duck pond pajamas, his apparent favorites.

When asked about his endeavors after Georgetown, Phil responded that he planned to spend the year in the Lexington area working with a local church and being involved with outreach programs focusing on Hispanic communities. Phillip expressed hopeful plans to go to Texas to attend seminary at B. H. Carol the year after.

One of Phillip’s favorite memories at Georgetown and also a favorite pastime of his was the act of locking couples, (his favorite instance with his friend Gabriel) into rooms and blasting many of the best tunes by Marvin Gaye into the room, whilst he and many of his compatriots danced, sang and debaucherized on the outside.

Though the complex interests of Phillip Davis are many and varied, including books like “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and movies like “Thumbelina” and “The Notebook,” he focuses his immense intellect on his rooted passions of learning, deep conversation, hashing out complex ideas, trying to figure out the best way to live and laughing at his own puns. To the students of Georgetown Phillip strongly urges that they “take joy in the small things, laugh, talk to each other and above all listen to each other, growth comes from listening, from having conversation.”  Everyone who has spoken with Phillip knows it to be a great truth that he loves to have a conversation, to articulate ideas and listen to others, to grow through conservation.

The dashing one was also blessed to have studied abroad in Valparaiso, Chile, as well as to have travelled to Peru on several occasions. In all, adventurous in life and love, Phillip Davis can be clearly seen as one destined to do great things.