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Founders Day 2006

Bruce Payne

Bruce Payne, delivered the Founders Day Address, "Leadership, Ethics, and Drama." Long involved in leadership studies, theatre, and political science, Dr. Payne is currently the director of "Leadership and the Arts: A Duke Semester in New York City," which offers students planning careers in law, business, government and teaching an opportunity for an experience of deep immersion in the arts.

A lecturer in the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University since 1973, Payne has connections with MC that reach back to August 1987, when he welcomed the first class of McDonough scholars to the campus. At that time, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Marietta College in recognition of his sustained contribution to the study and practice of leadership.