Dillard senior 1 of 4 named top volunteer

A senior Dillard urban studies and public policy major was among four local students honored for community service at the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. “Week for Peace” Convocation at Tulane on Jan. 20.


Dr. Charles C. Teamer Sr., former vice president of fiscal affairs at Dillard, also was recognized as the recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which was held at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium by four universities – Dillard, Tulane, Xavier and Loyola.


Dillard’s Sabrina Bland, of Oakland, Calif., was selected by Dillard for her community service work.


Other students recognized were Jamie Broussard of Loyola, a senior from Pride; Adam Pacsi of Tulane, a senior in chemical engineering; and Edward Jenkins III of Xavier, a senior political science major from Kenner.


Bland’s summary of achievements said she has worked on at least 11 community projects at Dillard, including Hands Across America, the Sigma Sleep-Out, Gentilly Cleanup, Habitat for Humanity and Kaboom Playground Builders.


Teamer, the Lifetime Achievement recipient, is chairman of the Board of Directors of both the Dryades Savings Bank and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.


Teamer has been named one of 10 Outstanding Citizens of New Orleans. A life member of NAACP, he earned its Outstanding Black Achievement Award.


He is a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education, the United Methodist Church Board of Education, the Ford Foundation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS.