Medical College of Wisconsin makes Aaron Rodgers honorary doctor
5:24 PM, May 31, 2018
7:55 AM, Jun 1, 2018
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.
Thank you so much to the @medicalcollegeofwi for giving me the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities. This is a special recognition for me, and I'm very thankful to the @maccfund for the opportunity to work alongside them in the fight against Childhood Cancer. Thank you to Jon McGlocklin and John Cary for their leadership and vision to make a difference everyday, and to the amazing kids and their families for the inspiration to raise funds and awareness, to aid in this fight. The work is not done, and we will continue to press on toward our goal of giving these kids a chance to live a healthy life. Thank you to all the fans, supporters and donors who have aided our efforts! Lastly, congratulations to the students who will be graduating tomorrow from the Medical College of Wisconsin.