The St George Illawarra Dragons were on hand at the University of Wollongong (UOW) on Wednesday afternoon to witness a special moment for Russell Packer and his family.
Before he departs for the Wests Tigers in 2018, Packer was afforded the opportunity to graduate from UOW with a Graduate Certificate in Business with Distinctions.
The New Zealand international was presented his Graduate Certificate by the Executive Dean of UOW's Business Faculty, Charles Areni.
Packer commenced his studies at UOW in 2015 via a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Finance) where he achieved exceptional results and earned himself a place on the Dean’s Merit List.
In 2017, following his undergraduate success, Packer applied and was accepted into a Graduation Certificate in Business based on his results and experience.
Having now completed the Graduate Certificate, Packer plans to continue his studies by working towards a Masters of Business Administration.
The Dragons and UOW Graduates of League program played a key role in Packer's achievements.
To learn more about the Graduates of League program, click here.