Cornell ?Nelly? Haynes Jr., Distinguished Alumni Award Winner


The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes former students for their professional accomplishments and community contributions.

Nelly is a Grammy Award winning recording artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist who attended St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.

Nelly’s 4 Sho 4 Kids Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for children born with developmental disabilities by providing educational classes and health care resources in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He also established the Jes Us 4 Jackie Foundation Marrow Registry Campaign along with his sister, Jackie Donahue, who was diagnosed with leukemia and passed away from it in 2005.