2015 Greek Hall of Fame Inductees
2015 Greek Hall of Fame Winner
Over a twenty year career in the Arizona Attorney Generalâ€™s Office, Mr. Murphy made tremendous contributions to this state as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division and as the Chief Counsel for the Financial Fraud Division. In the latter role, Mr. Murphy represented the State in civil action against then governor Evan Mecham in the case State of Arizona v. Mecham. Mr. Murphy's team won the case and successfully recovered funds from the governor that belonged to the state. Since 1991, Mr. Murphy has been in private practice in the self founded Phoenix firm Gutilla, Murphy, Anderson, where he continues to shape the legal framework for Arizona business.
Mr. Murphyâ€™s dedication to Kappa Sigma is remarkable, as was an integral part in the construction of the Gamma Rho house on Greek Row, where Kappa Sigma is still housed to this day. Mr. Murphy has served on the chapterâ€™s Housing Corporation since construction, and served as Vice-President of the Kappa Sigma International Housing Corporation from 1995-1998. Mr. Murphy has been honored as Kappa Sigmaâ€™s International Man of the Year in 1990, and received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the University of Arizona in 2001. Tonight we continue to honor Mr. Murphy for his professional accomplishments and service to the Greek Community through his induction into the Order of Omega Greek Hall of Fame.
Alpha Tau Omega
2015 Greek Hall of Fame Winner
Our second inductee into the Order of Omega Greek Hall of Fame is Marc Herman, alumnus of Alpha Tau Omega, and CEO of Wildcat Retro Brands. Mr. Herman started in the clothing business as a student in 1982 by designing and selling the popular Hawaiian style shorts called jams to fraternities and sororities across campus. Marc had a vague idea about how clothing was made because his sister was a competitive figure skater and his mom made all her costumes. He worked with sewing contractors and fabric resources in Los Angeles, honed his craft while back at the U of A and eventually the Jams business evolved into the complete line of t-shirts and fashionable sportswear which is the Original Retro Brand of today.
Mr. Hermanâ€™s company designs and manufactures collections with leading sports entities including The College Vault and over 700 Universities, The National Hockey League, The Major League Baseball Players Association and Minor League Baseball. The Original Retro Brand can be found in over 200 fashion forward boutiques from coast to coast, high end premium stores including Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Dillard's, as well as our very own UA BookStores.
Mr. Herman was recently honored with the UA Alumni Associationâ€™s Professional Achievement Award this past homecoming and was invited to be the featured clothing designer during Tucsonâ€™s Fashion Week last fall. Marc loves the University of Arizona and his passions for fashion and entrepreneurship are shared during the many speaking engagements he gives to UofA students. Congratulations to Marc Herman, 2015 recipient of the Order of Omega Hall of Fame Award.