On October 7, 2011, the Center for Greek Studies bestowed a Distinguished Public Service Award on Congressman Gus Bilirakis. The Center congratulates Mr. Bilirakis on his many accomplishments in public service as a former elected member of the Florida State Legislature and now a duly elected member of the United States Congress. Mr. Bilirakis is also an alumnus of the University of Florida, a former student of Greek Studies, and a former President of the university’s Greek-American Student Association.
Picture caption: Congressman Gus Bilirakis (right) with Mr. Nikos Kontaridis (left), Sophia Kontaridis, and Taj Azarian. Photo credit: William Caras. (Click on Thumbnail to enlarge).