Dave Carroll to receive the 2012 A.D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction at CD Release Concert in Ottawa
(Halifax, NS) Dave Carroll is thrilled to announce that his Alma mater Carleton University has awarded him the 2012 A. D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction. Dave Carroll is the only musician to have received the A. D. Dunton Alumni Award.
The university will be honouring Dave with their highest alumni honour at Dave’s CD Release event in Ottawa for his new album “Raincoat In Vegas,” a free admission event made possible by Carleton University.
“Sons of Maxwell began their career at a talent contest in the small campus pub at Carleton, so I’m especially honoured to receive such a meaningful award from the place where it all began. I’m grateful that the university has acknowledged that the ripples created by United Breaks Guitars came from a song and a songwriter. Allowing me to share my new music from Raincoat in Vegas by sponsoring a free public concert is truly supportive.”
Known as a master storyteller and singer-songwriter, Dave Carroll’s (BAHons/93) talent was introduced to millions when his 2009 YouTube music video “United Breaks Guitars” became a worldwide sensation. His creative use of social media to share that message has reached over 150 million people. “United Breaks Guitars” was one of TIME magazine’s top ten YouTube videos of 2009.
Since this remarkable event, Dave has become a voice for the power of social media in a world where the customer is often left behind. As a graduate, Dave represents the best of Carleton. He is a positive, clever, talented and good-natured ambassador—who has just happened to change the world.
Celebrate Dave Carroll’s success as the Carleton University Alumni Association recognizes his accomplishments with the 2012 A.D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction, Carleton’s highest alumni honour, and be our guest at a special musical performance by Dave Carroll and his band.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
7:30 p.m. Check-in
8:00 — 10:00 p.m. Award Presentation and Musical Performance
Kailash Mital Theatre, Southam Hall
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