Daniel Reichwein

Daniel Reichwein
  • Class of 2015
  • Major(s): Business & Economics

About Daniel Reichwein

I’m a 29 year old, non-traditional student who has served in the military.

I have endured several life experiences that most students will never know.

Due to a hereditary illness and lack of support, I became homeless for nearly three years – dropping out of university, being discharged from the U.S. Army, and entering financial ruin along the way. Eventually, I received the proper medical treatment and met a social worker at a homeless support organization. She personally vouched for me so I could get a job despite my past record and helped me enroll at a community college. A co-worker at this new job who became my best friend discovered I was homeless and gave me a place to live. I finished my associate’s degree in a year while working 32 hours/week, graduating with a 3.94 GPA and various honors.

Prior to this experience, I never truly knew what I wanted to do with my life, but these simple acts of kindness gave me a path in life. I decided I wanted to do something that would make a difference and help the destitute regain their lives as I regained mine. And so I chose to study business in order to learn how professionals manage and operate organizations with the eventual goal of managing or creating a non-profit organization that helps get homeless people off the street. I transferred to the College of William & Mary in January 2013 and am confident I will gain the knowledge, skills and help from William & Mary’s amazing faculty that I need to fulfill my dream.

Posts by Daniel Reichwein

Rituals in Military Service

The haircut – a high and tight fade with a #1 on the sides and #5 on the top slightly graded for bangs in

Past Failure Drives Future Excellence

Imagine you are a gatekeeper of opportunity, whether that be a manager of some kind, an administrator who decides which applicants attend your program

Veterans Writing Group

The Center for Veterans Engagement hosted their first veterans writing group meeting this weekend. The following is my writings from one of the composition

DC Summer Institute On Leadership & Community Engagement Comes To An End

This will be my final post about the DC Summer Institute on Leadership & Community Engagement.  It’s been an invaluable summer in Washington DC. 

Leadership: What I Learned During the DC Summer Institute on Leadership, Part 3

Closing Interview Comments Mike said people working in nonprofit need to be very connected to and committed to the mission of their organization –

Leadership: What I Learned During the DC Summer Institute on Leadership, Part 2

Interviews Mike Curtain was an obvious choice. He is the CEO of one of DC’s most recognized and successful non-profit organizations, which employs over

Leadership: What I Learned During the DC Summer Institute on Leadership, Part 1

Leadership, (a) an influencing process—and its resultant outcomes—that occurs between a leader and followers and (b) how this influencing process is explained by the

Internship Update/W&M DC Summer Institute Blog #2

Continuing from my last post, this one is also an assignment for my DCSI class. The task is to provide an update on how

My Core Leadership Principles

Let me preface by saying this is part of an assignment for a leadership theory course I’m taking over the summer.  However, I still