Leader in the Field, Leader in the Classroom: William P. Malloy, MISM, 2001

Sep 03, 2010


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When G.I. Jobs magazine included Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College on its 2010 list of “Military Friendly Schools,” they must have consulted with William Malloy, a 2001 graduate of the Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program. Currently a Healthcare Administrator for the United States Air Force (USAF), Malloy is putting the skills he developed at Heinz College to good use each day by helping to manage USAF medical centers, hospitals and clinics. Most recently, he finished an assignment at the Air Force Surgeon General’s office that involved helping to manage a $6.2B program.

Malloy joined the Air Force in 1994 and was commissioned as an Officer in 1996. Prior to attending Heinz College, he was stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and was responsible for managing a military construction project for an Ambulatory Healthcare Center. When he wanted to step-up his military career to the next level, he looked no further than Heinz College.

I discovered Heinz through an internet search of the best Information Systems Management programs in the country,” says Malloy. “There were three reasons why I chose Heinz College. Primarily, Heinz has an amazing reputation for top-notch education. Second, I was able to finish my degree in 12 months. This was important because I didn’t want to be removed from my career field for too long. Finally, it was a great experience interacting with the international students at Heinz.”

The Military Friendly Schools list was compiled by G.I. Jobs through polling conducted of more than 7,000 schools in the United States. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

When asked about the military friendliness of Heinz College, Malloy agrees with G.I. Jobs magazine. He credits both the faculty and students for creating an educational environment conducive and inviting to soldiers in the classroom. 

“The professors were very helpful and told me they appreciated my work ethic,” remembers Malloy. “Students were insatiably curious, especially on Wednesdays when I was required to wear my uniform. It’s extremely rare for members of the military to attend such prestigious programs. I am deeply thankful for the help and support of the College, which made it possible for me to attend through their generous public service scholarship.”

Malloy is quick to lend some advice to future Heinz students with military backgrounds. He assures them to be confident in their ability and know their military background has prepared them to compete and excel in the fast-paced learning environment that Heinz College provides.

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