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Stella Churchill Mullins Endowed Presidential Scholarship

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Stella Churchill Mullins
Stella Churchill Mullins

The Stella Churchill Mullins Endowed Presidential Scholarship was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to benefit The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. The endowment was funded by the friends and family of Stella Churchill Mullins to honor her tireless efforts in the arena of social services in the State of Texas.

Stella Churchill Mullins experienced a long and distinguished career in the field of mental health, and her vision and leadership will influence the quality of life for Texas families for years to come. As president and CEO of the Mental Health Association in Texas, now named Mental Health America of Texas, she led the association’s work for 20 years, from 1982 to 2001. In that capacity, she was a major force who moved mental health concerns forward in very positive ways. Her advocacy contributed to material enhancements to the quality of care of the mentally ill in Texas. She was a catalyst who brought greater public focus to the continuing search for means through which the experience of mental illness might be prevented or lessened.

Mrs. Mullins received her MSSW degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1975, and she continued her association with The University of Texas as a field instructor for the School of Social Work at both The University of Texas at Arlington (1978-1982) and The University of Texas at Austin (1984-2001). She also served on the UT Austin School of Social Work Foundation Advisory Council (2001-2004).

School of Social Work Dean Barbara White expressed her appreciation at a University luncheon celebrating Mrs. Mullin’s life and service and commemorating the establishment of the Stella Churchill Mullins Endowed Presidential Scholarship.

"Our school is deeply honored to have this scholarship recognizing Mrs. Mullin's exemplary life of service and her impact on the field of mental health. Our students will be challenged to follow her tremendous legacy," White said.

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