Anthony Rucker

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
Class of 2021

With a strong drive for a career in finance to help the next generation of young leaders in his community, Anthony knows first hand the hardships of homelessness. He supported himself as an unaccompanied minor as a senior in high school and committed himself to education, graduating as Salutatorian of his class.

Even at a young age, Anthony sought to cultivate interpersonal relationships to better himself, his peers, and his community. Recognizing the importance of  strong mentor relationships, he utilized connections with community leaders to attain prestigious internships at companies like Salesforce, Bank of America and BMO Harris. As a juror on his school’s Peer Jury, he works with peers to resolve interpersonal conflicts between students and utilizes restorative practices to usher students away from suspension and expulsion, strengthening the underpinning of his school community.”