This scholarship is established in memory of Jean (Bear) Mytkowicz Mullins to help students from Washoe County who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a Physician Assistant program or Medical School program.
Contribute online to the Jean Bear Mullins Scholarship in her memory.
Contribute by check: please make check out to Community Foundation of Western Nevada and write “Jean Bear Mullins Scholarship” on the memo line. Send checks to:
Community Foundation of Western Nevada,
50 Washington Street, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89503
Jean Mytkowicz Mullins, age 59, passed away unexpectedly on June 16th, 2020. She is survived by her husband Richard, her four children, Caitlin (Saahil), Colleen, Cameron, and Carson, brothers Allen (Kathy), Jim (June), and Richard (Cindy), and sister Joanne; Rick’s siblings Mac Mullins, and Judy (Greg) Lucas in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
Jean was born on October 30th, 1960 in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She graduated from South Hadley High School and continued to receive her BA in Economics at Mount Holyoke College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Jean and Rick were wed on July 24, 1982; they were married for 37 years and are truly soul mates. Jean was a brilliant woman and supported Rick during medical school and residency. However, for the last 30 years, her main role was Mom, and she was the best one in the world.
Those who knew Jean will always remember her for her love of reading and walking, her impeccable organization skills, and her complete willingness to offer help to anyone.
While we are all mourning the loss of such an amazing woman, we are happy knowing that she passed with full knowledge of how much she was loved not only by her family but by the numerous people both inside and outside of the Reno community who were touched by her amazing kindness and selflessness.
Since moving to Reno in 1991, Jean was incredibly involved in the Alliance with the Washoe Country Medical Society (AWCMS) and the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance. For the last 29 years, Jean held AWCMS executive board positions including secretary, member of the nominating committee, VP of Membership, President-Elect, and President. Many people in the Reno community will remember her devotion to the annual rummage sale, where she was chair of the men’s department for 20 years. Additionally, for the last five years, she was President-Elect or President of the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance. Jean truly believed in the advocacy, philanthropy, and camaraderie that these organizations stood for, and lived each of these in her daily life. We are so proud of her accomplishments, and she was proud of the success of the organization.
In honor of our beloved wife and mother, who was lovingly known as Jean Bear to her children, we have started the Jean Bear Mullins Memorial Scholarship to help students from Washoe County who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a Physician Assistant program or Medical School program at an accredited college or university nationwide. We are so proud to be able to honor her legacy.