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Lawn Care Service Alum Recognized Again for Service

Smith surprised by AAMU friends and supporters
September 19, 2019

Alum Recognized as a "Good Guy"

Rodney Smith, Jr., now a graduate social work student at Alabama A&M University, received nationwide attention over more recent years for his Raising Men Lawn Care Service Program. 

The program entailed mowing the lawns of the elderly, disabled and veterans, free of charge.  Co-sponsored by Briggs and Stratton small engine manufacturer, Smith’s brainchild enabled him to mow lawns in the nation’s 50 states.

Following another presentation of support to the alumnus by Alabama A&M University President Andrew Hugine, Jr., on Monday, September 9, Smith and mentor/professor Willie Diggs were interviewed by a film crew for an upcoming Netflix’s “Good Guys” episode.  

CAPTION:  (l-r) President Andrew Hugine, Jr., makes presentation to Rodney Smith, Jr., of Raising Men Lawn Care Service Program.  Other supporters include communications graduate students Kendrick Armstrong and Omari Tucker; Sandra S. Stubbs, director of alumni affairs; and Dr. Tonya Perry, professor and chairperson, Department of Social Work, Psychology and Counseling.