Our Story

Sutton1Bill Sutton was a junior when he took Dr. Woodridge Spears’ creative writing class in the spring of 1957. Dr. Spears read a poem (which had been published in a Beta Club magazine) by Dot Sutton, stating that she was a freshman at Georgetown. Bill was immediately struck by the photo. “Pretty and smart too,” he thought. “I’ve got to meet this girl!” The couple met a week or so later when Bill saw Dot in the cafeteria in old Rucker Hall. He asked a friend to introduce them, and they all ate together. The couple continued to be thrown together as both were English majors and members of the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, which met every month in the teachers’ homes. Bill was president his senior year. “Smart and handsome too,” Dot thought.” “I’ll set my cap for this boy.” Both published in the student literary magazine, La Plume.


They were also speech minors and worked in theatre productions together. Bill went on to graduate school, and proposed on the Georgetown campus when he came back to Dot’s graduation in 1960. They married in 1961, spent their lives together teaching English at nearby EKU, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary two years ago. They continue to admire each other’s writing (and good looks)! They continue to admire each other’s writing (and good looks!) and continue to value the excellent liberal arts education they got at Georgetown College.

William (Bill) ’58 & Dorothy (Dot) Moseley Sutton ’60