So Much More Than a Random Road Trip // Omaha, Nebraska

So much more than a random road trip. This piece is broken up into 4 parts: PRE-TRIP (what). TRIP (so-what). REFLECTION (now what). CLOSING THOUGHT (just that). PRE TRIP: (what). During Winter Break 2016 the Volunteer Center at Central Michigan University sent roughly 18 Alternative Break (AB) trips all across the states. Sign ups for... Continue Reading →


Challenge Accepted – LeaderShape Institute 2016

After arriving home from college less than 24 hours ago, I hopped back in a vehicle to make the drive to Albion College. 120+ students from Central Michigan University were already there, wrapping up Day 1 of the LeaderShape Institute. I had been asked by CMU Leadership Institute to help facilitate the Challenge Course during Day 2... Continue Reading →

#LeadChat [ 4.15.2015 ]

So the Leadership Institute's Twitter page hosts this thing called a Lead Chat. The LI posts questions and people respond using the hash tag #LeadChat to carry on the conversation and keep it going. Last Wednesday the Lead Chat was held within our LDR 200 L class. Here's an inside scoop of what it looks like, feel free to join... Continue Reading →


Detroit – the motor city capitol of the world. Some may argue that Detroit has fallen, but in my opinion as well as the opinions of others, Detroit is still standing strong. I am aware that there are social issues surrounding Detroit – such as flaws in the education system, frequent home vacancy, and a... Continue Reading →

Alpha Leadership Experience

Five weeks of interactive development sessions provided by the Leadership Institute at Central Michigan University. Alpha is not merely a leadership opportunity, but rather a leadership development program where emerging leaders gain valuable knowledge about themselves, and about the people they lead with, that will ultimately better them as leaders as well as the world in... Continue Reading →

Connections Conference [Reflection]

Destination: Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City, Michigan Attendees: LAS fam jam + fellow leaders of CMU What did we do? We packed our bags, hopped on a bus and headed north. Connections Conference 2014 - Built to last. Filled with various seminars and food and a Magic Show by our very own Trino. Here's an... Continue Reading →

Mentor/Mentee Retreat [Reflection]

Her name is Claire Guthrie. My name is Danielle Germane. She is my mentor. I am her mentee. Together we are the unstoppable duo. [pictured below at the Leadership Institute/LAS Welcome Picnic as pepper n' salt.] We packed up our stuff and we headed north for the weekend. To a not so little cabin in... Continue Reading →

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