In contacting the Alumnae Office with her updated contact information, Celeste Redmond-Smith added that after graduation, she attended the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Business and Computer Science. She attended the University of Virginia School of Law before beginning her law career as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, NY. Celeste is married and has two sons and two grandchildren. She currently is an Assistant General Counsel for the New York City Transit Authority, representing the Authority in personal injury litigation.
Lillyan Collier Holland was disappointed that she couldn’t attend her class reunion last year, but she sent greetings to her classmates with information about her life since graduating from A.O.L. After studying nursing and business at Olive Harvey College while working for Cover Girl Inc. in Chicago, Lillyan relocated to California. There she worked as an assistant manager for May Co. And following three years of classes in real estate, she began a selling career in that field. Lillyan and her husband, Mike, are parents of a son and two daughters, all following in their mother’s footsteps by successfully combining paying jobs with college study toward their future career goals. Lillyan and Mike, married for more than 25 years, are directors of the Marriage Ministry in their church, working to strengthen couples’ marriages through conferences, workshops and counseling sessions.