Five Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame

On March 5, five Affton High School alumni were included in the 2017 class of inductees into the Affton Hall of Fame. They include: Antionette Morgan-Cousins (class of 1990), executive director of AMIkids St. Louis; Dale L. Rollings (1958), attorney; Bill Slenker (1965), fourth generation builder and developer; Timothy J. Smith, Sr. (1997), founder of Patriot Commercial Cleaning; and Thomas P. Streib (1995), owner of Streib Company.

Antionette Morgan-Cousins – Class of 1990

Executive Director of AMIkids St. Louis, a non-profit alternative school dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens; Executive Director of Riverview West Florissant Development Corporation; Involved with many community programs such as Love the Neighborhood Back to School Event, The Baden Taste Festival, Live on the Rock Music Festival and the Build-A-Bag Food Event which feeds over 4,000 area residents; Recipient of a B.S. in Social Work from Central Missouri State University, M.S. in Human Resources Management & Development from National Louis University, and M.B.A. in Nonprofit Management from Fontbonne University.

Dale L. Rollings – Class of 1958

Attorney; former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Green County, MO and former head of the Criminal Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s office; Established law firm with practice limited to Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Estate and Succession Planning; Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of OGR, the world’s largest selective-membership funeral organization; founder and General Counsel for 35 years of the St. Charles City-County Library District, and founder of the St. Charles Library Building Corporation; one of a six-person “turn-around-team” which took over and re-organized failing Lindenwood College; Member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of the now revitalized and successful Lindenwood University; avid amateur winemaker and owner/operator of Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard and Winery, LLC; author of a trade-specific book on the economics of funeral pre-need contracts, Exit Laughing, a manual for business owners on retiring from business, and a novel, The Trunk, set in South St. Louis during World War II.

Bill Slenker – Class of 1965

Fourth generation builder/developer who has devoted his career to developing residential and mixed-use communities; graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1969; played Division I tennis and squash, and was a member of the 4-man squash team that finished 5th in the NCAA Tournament; served as a second lieutenant in the US Army’s field artillery branch and directed training for nuclear weapons readiness; Physical Education instructor at the US Air Force Academy; founder of real estate development firm Slenker Communities; trademarked subsidiary “Central Parke 55+ Resort Communities,” which focuses on the retirement housing needs of baby boomers; recipient of the “ICON of the Year Award” from the 50+ Housing Council of the National Association of Homebuilders; “Land Titan” of Big Builder Magazine and “Environmental Developer of the Year” in Maryland;  created a cutting-edge alliance with the University of Maryland to house the Osher Life Long Learning Institutes (OLLI) within many Central Parke 55+ Communities; member of the Board of Wesley Housing Development Corporation, a non-profit that develops and manages affordable housing for low- income families and the disabled.

Timothy J. Smith, Sr. – Class of 1997

Founder of Patriot Commercial Cleaning, a company with the mission of hiring veterans and their family members; served with the US Army’s 1st Armored Division 4-27th Field Artillery; participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and attained the rank of Sergeant; received Bachelors degree in Social Work from UMSL, and graduated from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis; first Missouri Mission Continues Fellow and personally recognized by President George W. Bush for work in veteran community; founder and chairman of Stand United for Veterans at Washington University in St. Louis; Pat Tillman Military Scholar (2009);  recipient of The Mission Continues Compass Award (2012); Veteran Business Owner of the Year in Missouri (2014); keynote speaker for the Department of Veterans Affairs on helping to prevent veteran suicide and helping veterans struggling with PTSD; featured in Inc 500, American Airlines, Forbes, and TIME Magazines as a veteran business owner and for work done with veterans with The Mission Continues; received Flag of Freedom Veteran Award from Governor Jay Nixon and honored as a Missouri American Hero by Governor Greitens.

Thomas P. Streib – Class of 1995

Fourth generation resident of Shrewsbury, MO and owner of Streib Company; started work in the electrical contractor industry with K&Z Electric; passed the Master Electrical Exam in 2004 and founded Streib Electric Company; renamed Streib Company, the business focuses on providing great customer service; served as Electrical/Low Volt Contractor for Extreme Home Makeover in 2008; recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award, which recognizes businesses for ethical business practices; 2012 Shrewsbury Citizen of the Year for providing labor to the Fire Department Beacon Program; Streib Company voted one of the Top Work Places in St. Louis in 2016 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Affton Education Foundation celebrated inductees at their annual Hall of Fame Gala. The Affton Education Foundation’s mission is to improve and enhance education opportunities and resources for all children enrolled in the Affton School District, and for the teachers who support them. Key to this mission is providing classroom resources and inspiring students to attend their first choice colleges.