Accounting and political science 1980 graduate Joe Mallon is outstanding alumnus

Nov 06, 2015

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 1980 alumnus Joseph Mallon with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes one or more alumni who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and to North Central College.

Mallon, J.D., C.P.A., recently concluded an extremely successful 25-year career as a corporate tax attorney with Deloitte & Touche. While there, Mallon served as national leader of the firm’s tax knowledge management group. Deloitte & Touche provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to select clients.

Mallon, of Chicago, stands as a remarkable model for how North Central College’s liberal arts and science education prepares alumni for whatever path they choose. After graduating from North Central with majors in accounting and political science, Mallon earned his juris doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Prior to Deloitte & Touche, his career included positions at Bankers Life and Casualty and Littell Machine Company.

He has remained an engaged alumnus since graduation, returning to campus to speak with students about leadership, ethics and values and serving as a College Trustee since 2005. A member of the Board’s executive and academic affairs committees, he chairs the audit committee. “I saw all the alumni who were so dedicated to us when I was a student that I saw this (serving as a Trustee) as a way to give back.”

He has generously supported North Central’s $150 million Brilliant Future campaign as well as construction of the College’s 200,000-plus square foot Residence Hall/Recreation Center and Al B. Carius Track, an NCAA-regulation running track inside the Center. While a college senior, Mallon was a member of the 1979 cross country National Championship team and earned All-American status in track and field.

In true liberal arts fashion, Mallon is shifting gears and working toward yet another educational and professional milestone in a different field: medicine. He plans to earn a master’s in Chinese medicine and will complete his degree at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, with campus locations in Chicago, San Diego and New York City. He will begin practicing full time within the next several years.