Mrs. Sue Holt Getterman earned a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 1950.
She and her late husband, Louis “Ted” (BBA ’49, JD ’51), have received Baylor’s Huckins, Neff, and Presidents Medallions. In 2005, they received the Founders Medal, Baylor’s highest honor. She received the Baylor Legacy Award as part of the 2010-11 Meritorious Achievement Awards. The Gettermans also received the 2000 Waco Philanthropists of the Year award from the Central Texas Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and the 1999 Distinguished Service Award from Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center. They helped create the Ted and Sue Getterman Wellness Center and the Chest Pain Center with Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.
The Gettermans have established Baylor scholarships in business, music, education, religion, the Honors College and athletics, and they provided the largest donation to women’s athletics, which resulted in Getterman Softball Stadium and later the Getterman Indoor Softball Facility. She is a member of the Heritage Club, Development Council, and the Baylor-Waco Foundation, which she served as the first chair of the women’s division. She is a former president of the Junior League of Waco, the first co-chair of the Junior League Charity Ball, president of Evangelia and treasurer for the Oakwood Cemetery, as well as having held various positions in the Parent Teachers Association and being a member of Pi Beta Phi. She has served on the boards of United Way, Waco Girls Club and Regis-St. Elizabeth.
A member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church since childhood, she was involved in senior ministry and has taught Sunday School and served on the building committee. She has two sons: Louis, III (Texas A&M, BBA ’75) and Holt (BBA ’77). Of their five grandchildren, two are Baylor graduates. She also has seven great-grandchildren.