Meet Our Educational Foundation

The Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation of Arizona oversees the financial support of leadership and scholarship support. If you are interested in serving on our board, contact Pete Parker, board president by email.

  Pete Parker ' 88 - President
As a native of North Hollywood, California, Pete has spent his entire career in the non-profit sector. Though he graduated from the Race Track Industry Program (studying horse and dog racing), he opted to follow his newly found passion. Serving the non-profit sector for 30-plus years, Pete has impacted hundreds of charitable organizations by providing board development, public awareness, and fundraising solutions. He is Managing Director of NPcatalyst LLC, which provides philanthropic connections and solutions to businesses and charities throughout the country. Through his company, he is executive director of Pathways to Aviation and fundraising director for the F C Cancer Foundation (aka Fxck Cancer). He's also director of Greek Ladders, which provides resources and connections to college students seeking promising careers. House Corporation president and former Alumnus Advisor for Tau-Gamma (Nevada), Pete received the University of Nevada’s Alumnus Advisor of the Year Award at both the 2014 and 2015 Greek Balls. He's also a recipient of the YPN/RGJ Twenty Under 40 Award, as well as the Most Influential Community Leader of Reno/Tahoe. What he treasures most is spending time with his wife and children, running and cycling in the Sierra Nevadas, cheering on his Wildcats, watching horse racing, and volunteering.

Matt Noble ’84 – Vice President
Matt Noble is a 1984 initiate of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of Arizona. He graduated in 1986 from the Eller School of Management with a major in Marketing. As an undergraduate Matt served as his chapter’s Alumni Relations Chair, Little Sister Chair and Vice President. Matt also was involved on campus as the Vice President of the American Marketing Association and he was involved with the ASUA Marketing Club that focused on the funding for a new campus Recreation Center. As a college student he worked for Montgomery Ward and IBM. After graduation he worked for the University of Arizona Athletic Department in the areas of Fund Development and Marketing before founding Fraternity Management Group (FMG) in 1989. FMG provides service to fraternity and sorority chapters in the areas of alumni/ae & parent relations, career preparation & networking, and fundraising. Matt’s past community involvement included serving on the UA Alumni Association Board of Directors; Coronado Little League as a coach and board member; Ironwood Ridge Baseball Boosters; the Southern Arizona Sports Development Corporation; and several Greek Life Boards. He currently serves the Eller School of Management as an undergraduate interviewer for admission; on the board of HABBJACH/Scholarship America; as a director on the Gamma Rho House Corporation; and as the Vice President of the Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation of Arizona. Matt is a past Hall of Fame inductee and Man of the Year of his chapter. He and his wife Risa live in Oro Valley, and have one son, Austin. Matt’s passion’s are golf, hiking, college sports, and career networking for students and alumni.

Pat Murphy ’65 – Treasurer
Brother Patrick Murphy, a 1965 initiate, served as Grand Treasurer and Grand Master of Gamma-Rho Chapter. After graduating from law school he served as District Grand Master and as Legal Commissioner for Kappa Sigma. Brother Murphy also served as President of the Gamma Rho Housing Corporation from 1990-2019. When not practicing law or serving the as treasurer of the Educational Foundation, he and his wife Susie enjoy traveling and spending time with their three children and four grandchildren. Pat is a chapter Hall of Fame inductee and past Man of the Year.

 

 

Alex Batali '13
Alex is a 2017 graduate from the Eller School of Management with a major in Business Management. As an undergraduate, Alex served as his chapter's Scholarship/Academic Chair and in the Big Brother program. Around campus, he was deeply involved in the Eller School of Management. He worked as a professional development associate by mentoring freshman and sophomores as they worked towards and applied to the business school. Alex was also an active member of the Eller Management Associate and Eller Service Honorary. During college, he worked for FMG under Matt Noble and Amazon as a customer service representative. After graduation Alex moved to San Francisco, where he currently resides, to pursue a career at Bloomberg LP. He works as a Relationship Manager at Bloomberg, where he advises financial institutions on their workflows to increase efficiency and accuracy in their investment decisions. Alex also continued his passion for mentorship through the SMART program, aimed at pairing Bay Area professionals with K-12 students from underprivileged childhoods. As a mentor in this program, he has worked with a student for 2 years by providing tutoring and professional guidance. In his free time, Alex loves to do anything outdoors ranging from golfing to running in local marathons.

 

Eric Vorrie ’94 – Secretary
Eric was initiated into the Gamma-Rho chapter of Kappa Sigma in 1994 and completed his undergraduate degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. Eric also has an MS in Information Assurance from Norwich University and an MBA from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He will complete an MA in International Security from the University of Arizona next year. Eric is in Information Assurance with the Global Security Services division under Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. Eric keeps busy with his son Will, newborn daughter Olivia and his wife Suzanne.