Dr. Smiley is born in Columbia City, Indiana to Orla Raymond Smiley and Mary Jane Smiley.
Dr. Smiley earns a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University.
Dr. Smiley becomes a public school teacher in Logansport, Indiana.
Dr. Smiley receives a Master of Music from Northwestern University.
Dr. Smiley earns a certification from Ecoles d’Art Americaines in Fontainebleau, France.
Dr. Smiley joins the music department faculty at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Dr. Smiley serves as music chairperson of the New York chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Dr. Smiley completes her studies at the University of Illinois, earning a PhD.
Dr. Smiley becomes an honorary fellow with the State University of New York Research Foundation.
Dr. Smiley receives the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Smiley earns the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Dr. Smiley becomes chairman of the New York chapter of the American Musical Society.
Dr. Smiley becomes chairperson of the music department at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Dr. Smiley joins the Oswego Orchestra Society.
Dr. Smiley serves as president of the Oswego branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Dr. Smiley joins the Penfield Library Associates.
Dr. Smiley receives a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
Dr. Smiley serves as president of the board of directors of the Oswego Opera Theater.
Dr. Smiley earns the title of Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Dr. Smiley is awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.