Family and friends of Wilbur A. Smith
Dorothy S. Smith, together with family and friends, originally established this scholarship in honor of her late husband Dr. Wilbur A. Smith. Dorothy and Wilbur’s children subsequently requested that Dorothy’s name be added to the scholarship fund as a way to honor her life work, as well as her husband’s. Dr. Wilbur A. Smith served for more than four decades as a Professor, respected colleague, and mentor in the School of Music at Northern Illinois University. Mrs. Dorothy S. Smith was a Prominent realtor in the DeKalb community, and was strong proponent of equal opportunity housing laws and other important human relations concerns.