The Green Bay Packers’ MVP has gotten an honorary doctorate degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The College said in a news release Thursday they gave quarterback Aaron Rodgers an honorary doctorate of humanities degree in recognition for his work to improve the health of children fighting cancer.
Rodgers works closely with the MACC Fund and has helped raise $2.8 million for research impacting thousands of lives, according to the release.
“It is with great pride that we welcome Aaron to the MCW community. Honorary degree recipients exemplify the MCW commitment to the highest standards of education, scholarship, innovation or community engagement,” said Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., president and chief operating officer of MCW in a statement. “When conferring an honorary degree, we honor those individuals in our community who have embraced our ideals and have dedicated a substantial portion of their lives to bettering the world around them.”
“MCW’s conferral of an honorary degree on Aaron Rodgers not only honors this extraordinary individual, but also the MACC Fund’s special relationship with the Medical College of Wisconsin,” said Jon McGlocklin, co-founder and president of the MACC Fund in a statement.