Anastasiya Hvaleva will graduate from Piedmont Virginia Community College on May 10 with a 4.0 grade-point average and accolades from Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society representing two-year colleges. She has been accepted into the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.
Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:27 pm
Updated: 12:45 pm, Fri May 10, 2013.
Posted on May 9, 2013
“Just do it” is more than a merchandise-peddling advertising slogan for Anastasiya Hvaleva. To her, the United States is just the place to do it.
Hvaleva, 26, is a Kyrgyzstan native and award-winning Piedmont Virginia Community College student who came to the U.S. when her family lost their business during the 2005 Tulip Revolution. She spoke no English when she moved to Philadelphia to live with family and set about rebuilding her life.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:27 pm.
Updated: 12:45 pm.