Yury Shlyupikov has been selected as Student of the Month for November 2015.
Yury and his wife of 48 years, Natalia, came to the United States from Russia in June of this year and enrolled for ESL classes in July. While Yury studied German in school and university, he never learned English.
He spent his life working as a structural engineer. Yury and Natalia moved here to live with their daughter and grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys drawing, being outside, traveling, fishing, collecting mushrooms, and fixing cars.
Yury has been an exceptional student. He works very hard to learn English so he can communicate with others. He also makes his classmates and teacher laugh often, uniting the group. For these reasons, and more, Yury has been chosen as Student of the Month, just in time for his birthday, November 28, when he will be 72 years old.