Beginning with a Blind Date

John Clark Sutherland and Betsy Blake Middleton met on a blind date in the fall semester of 1961. John was a senior at Georgia Tech while Betsy was a freshman at Emory University. They were inseparable after meeting. While their majors were different, they would study together all the time.

In spring 1962, John graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics.

Celebrating the Sutherland Chair

The College of Sciences celebrated the establishment of the Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Dean’s Chair in the College of Sciences on April 21, 2016, at the Peachtree Club, in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Following are excerpts from remarks by Dean Paul M. Goldbart.

“This is an extraordinary moment in the life of a college. The establishment of its dean’s chair enables every dean, from this time on, to help the College soar! Our gratitude runs deep.