University of North Georgia (UNG) languages  senior Christopher “Kalub” Anderson of Villa Rica, Georgia, was recognized Feb. 13 by the Georgia Board of Regents for his outstanding academic achievements at the University System of Georgia Academic Recognition Day.

“I don’t consider myself a bright or distinguished student by any means,” Anderson said. “I have done nothing special to earn this recognition except persistently work hard in every class. I’ve worked a near full-time job while taking difficult classes and difficult languages, so I’m thankful and humbled by the opportunity.”

Special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Combier, department head of Spanish at UNG, who nominated Anderson for the award.

Dr. Combier said, “Kalub is an excellent scholar, always sits in the front row and I would say he’s as eager to learn today as he was when he first set foot on campus”. She also added, “He tests himself to see how good of a student he can be, and I relish that in a student. It’s very gratifying as a professor and teacher to have a student of Kalub’s character in my class.”