Jeremy Latimore celebrates graduating from the University of Wollongong. Photo by Jeff Lambert (Penrith Panthers)

We salute Panthers prop Jeremy Latimore, who has just completed a Bachelor of Business at the University of Wollongong.

Latimore commenced his studies in 2012 as part of the UOW Graduates of League program. At the time he was playing for St George-Illawarra Dragons.

Despite moving to the Panthers the following season, the 29-year-old remained committed to his studies and regularly commuted to Wollongong to attend classes until he completed his final exams last month.

Latimore was a member of the 2014 NRL Academic Team of the Year and in 2015 was the Panthers nominee for the prestigious Ken Stephen Medal, in recognition of his significant contribution to charity and community initiatives.