Double D Award Ceremony & Reception

Louis Carr, a former Drake track and field athlete, will be honored by Drake Athletics with the Double D Award for his athletic accomplishments at Drake and his continued success in his career and community engagement. Since his time running on a world record-breaking high school mile relay and fulfilling a four-year track scholarship at Drake, Carr has been using his 1974-78 B.A. in Broadcast Journalism to better the world around him. 
Carr is currently the President of Media Sales at Black Entertainment Television (BET) Networks, and one of the most influential and prominent professionals in the media and advertising industries. He also founded the Louis Carr Internship Foundation in 2003 in an effort to improve diversity through a paid summer program that has helped over 270 students of color gain valuable professional experience. More than 55 of those young professionals have secured full-time jobs in the ever-growing communications industry. 

Event Details

When: Friday, April 26, 2024
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Schickler Club (formerly Courtside Club), Shivers Basketball Practice Facility
RSVP: To RSVP for the 2024 Double D Award Ceremony, or join the Drake D-Club, please email

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