Mary Elsie Cottrill, American family nurse practitioner. Recipient Migrant Health Provider award National Association of Community Health Centers, 1989, Wood Badge Boy Scouts American, 1992, District Award of Merit, 1989, Order of the Arrow, 1994, District Chairman's award, 1995, Whitney Young award, 1996, Silver Beaver award, 1999.
Diploma, Registered Nurse, School of Nursing, Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital, Clifton Forge, Virginia, 1964. Diploma in Christian Education, Appalachian Bible College, Bradley, West Virginia, 1961. Diploma in Spanish, Rio Grande Bible Institute Missionary Language, Edinburg, Texas, 1966.
Family nurse practitioner, Medical School Nursing, University Miami, Florida.
- Nurses assistant, Thomas Memorial Hospital, S. Charleston, W. Virginia, 1953-1958;Registered Nurse, Emmett Memorial Hospital, Clifton Forge, Virginia, 1961-1964;Registered Nurse, Thomas Memorial Hospital, 1964-1965;medical missionary, Harvesters International Mission, McAllen, Texas., 1965-1974;primary care nurse, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, 1972-1975;family nurse practitioner, Martin Luther King Clinic, Homestead, Florida, 1975-1998;retired, 1997.