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Tim Gore was born and raised in Opelika, Ala., attended Auburn University, and now resides in Opelika and works as the Assistant Director of Membership at the Recreation and Wellness Center on Auburn University’s campus.

Gore graduated from Auburn University in 1977 with a degree in recreation administration. He, along with his two sisters, wife, and daughters have all attended Auburn University. They have all grown up as a part of the Auburn Family, and Gore gives back to the Auburn Family through his role with the Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center. 

During his time at Auburn, Gore was a member of the Auburn University Marching Band, a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and participated in a variety of intramural sports. As a student in the recreation administration program, he was expected to take a number of recreational sports classes.

Those classes and the student involvement in intramurals were one of his favorite parts of his experience at Auburn. Gore was involved in intramurals ranging from football, swimming, and volleyball to badminton, ping-pong, and even horseshoes.

After graduating from Auburn in 1977, Gore went on to work for the Opelika Parks and Recreation Department. Gore and his wife Betsy raised two daughters and they graduated from Auburn University in 2010 and 2013. After many years working for Opelika Parks and Recreation and for the Opelika Sportsplex, Gore received a call about a job opening dealing with customer service at the new Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center.

After interviewing and accepting the position at Auburn, Gore said his main worry was adapting to managing a staff of all students. He had never worked in an atmosphere where so many students were trusted with the care of such an impressive and intricate building. 

Now, after almost three years of the opening of the new recreation and wellness center, Gore leads the student membership staff with joy. His experience and love for Auburn University shows through his job and makes him a great mentor for student workers wanting to pursue similar paths or just serve Auburn University while they are in attendance. 

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