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nancy panagiotopoulouI don't know where I would be right now, had I not met Mr Tassos. Even though we haven't met in person yet, I feel like we have known each other for years. Few people would care so much about the dream of another student-athlete in Greece. I never aimed high and doubted myself. He encouraged me to practice with the teams at the colleges I visited in order to see where I stand. He knew I would do great and I did. This was all I needed to believe in my abilities and potential to play at the other side of the Atlantic.

From this fall I will be studying in one of the best universities of the United States and play collegiate basketball on a first division level making my dream come true. The endless talks on the phone, the continuous motivation, the restless passion and encouragement to aim always at the highest level will stay with me for life. A “thank you” is so little regarding his help for the best for my future and my career.

He worked so hard to help my dream come true, his passion, honesty and faith are really rare to find and I am so lucky and grateful for having crossed paths with him. I know that this new journey for me away from everything and everyone I have known so far will not be easy. But I also know I will be having a person in  the US to count on for any obstacles I may encounter, doubts or even homesickness.

His motivation and advice is precious and all individuals who have the opportunity to work with him are truly lucky.

A million thank you,

Nancy Panagiotopoulou Andritsopoulou
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Member of Greek National Team


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Chrysanthi StamatiouMy name is Chrysanthi Stamatiou, I am 18 years old and I am from Greece. In July 2017 I came in the USA in order to live what people say “the American dream”. I am a student-athlete at the University of Cincinnati. Being a student-athlete at these times isn’t easy. Actually I can say that it is as hard as a real job or maybe even harder. But when you make the right decisions things can be more easy.

In my case “NOMOS” was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Mr. Tassos and everyone else who is working for this team helped me the entire time, when I was searching for a good university to study and play volleyball. Being a part of the University of Cincinnati, makes me feel comfortable saying that the results were amazing.

Those people are now my family and I really appreciate everything that the “NOMOS team” did for me, in order to get that opportunity. They always stood by my side,  answering my questions and always trying to help me with everything.

They are still by my side, making sure that everything is okay and that I am having a good time.

Thank you so much for everything!!!

Chrysanthi Stamatiou
University of Cincinnati Volleyball


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Growing up in Greece going to an American college was always a dream for a lot of kids, so it was for me. After finishing high school I started playing volleyball, a sport I came to love. But except from volleyball, my education was and still is very important to me, so I wanted a chance to do both. My coach, always looking after me, knew that and wanted to help, as he saw a lot of potential in me. So he brought me in touch with Dr. Kaburakis. This was one of the most important moments of my life the last few years, because from this point on everything changed for me.
 
At first I didn't give much thought to the possibility of going abroad to study and play volleyball. After a few discussions and a video chat, Tassos had me on the way to make my dream a reality. Almost instantly he found a good college with a new up and coming volleyball program that was the right fit for me. The process to go there though was really hard and needed great effort from both sides. Thankfully Tassos was ready for the task and helped me complete every single paper needed in a timely manner. Every question, every miscommunication with the college, every single problem that came in the way, Tassos was there to resolve it. Even now that I'm in the college and everything is flowing perfectly, I still keep in touch with him so we can work out every single problem that may arise.
 
Me and my mother, who was next to me on this big journey, are grateful to Tassos, because he gave a part of his life to help me achieve high goals. He is a great man with great values and a great personal drive to be the best at his job. That's why he is successful and NOMOS will continue to help people to reach their goals.      
Dimitris Kiridis
Lincoln Memorial University Volleyball 

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I have had the privilege of knowing Mr. Kabouraki since I was a kid. Ever since I decided that I want to play college basketball, he has been nothing but supportive and a person who always guided me. He gave me pointers on how to develop and polish my game and pushed me to ask myself certain questions that had to do with why I wanted to do what I wanted to do. He helped me present who I am and what my game is, to coaches in the United States and for that I am extremely grateful. 

George Tzelalis 
St. Thomas University 


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Similar to other parents, I too want my children to dream, to set goals, and work to realize them. As a mom, I am always next to them to help them as much as I can. 

In the case of my daughter, Chrysanthi, who wanted to study in the United States on an athletic scholarship, I undertook to fulfill all the procedural details (e.g. collect transcripts and other necessary documents, arrange for official translations, etc.) Believe me, it's a process that is not easy at all, and very time-consuming (while time pressure was intense). The hardest part was that this process was completely unknown for me. 

Thankfully, in the process I met Tasso, who is now considered a close friend for me and our family. He always stood by me and Chrysanthi, a tireless supporter, advising and guiding us, answering all our questions, trying to find solutions to arising problems, giving us courage and the strength to carry on. Honestly, without his help I do not know what the outcome of my daughter's effort would be. Within four months from the moment of us meeting, my daughter was traveling to the U.S. and the University of Cincinnati, in order to study at a very good university on an athletic scholarship, playing volleyball on a very competitive team. 

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Tasso and all his associates for their support and wish him and his family the very best for the future.


Όπως όλοι οι γονείς έτσι κι εγώ θέλω τα παιδιά μου να κάνουν όνειρα, να βάζουν στόχους και να προσπαθούν να τους πετύχουν. Εγώ ως μαμά είμαι πάντα δίπλα τους να τα βοηθώ όπου και όπως μπορώ. 

Στη περίπτωση της κόρης μου Χρυσάνθης, που ήθελε να σπουδάσει στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες με αθλητική υποτροφία, ανέλαβα να διεκπεραιώσω όλα τα διαδικαστικά (όπως να συγκεντρώσω βαθμολογίες και διάφορα άλλα έγγραφα που χρειαζόταν, να γίνουν επίσημες μεταφράσεις κλπ). Πιστέψτε με μια διαδικασία καθόλου εύκολη και πολύ χρονοβόρα (ενώ η πίεση του χρόνου ήταν μεγάλη). Πιο δύσκολη την έκανε το γεγονός ότι ήταν εντελώς άγνωστη σε μένα. 

Ευτυχώς στη διαδρομή αυτή γνώρισα τον Τάσο, ο οποίος πλέον θεωρείται για μένα και την οικογένειά μου ένας πολύ καλός φίλος. Στάθηκε πάντα δίπλα σε μένα και στη Χρυσάνθη ακούραστος συμπαραστάτης, να μας συμβουλεύει, να λύνει κάθε απορία μας, να προσπαθεί να βρει λύσεις στα προβλήματα που προέκυπταν στη πορεία, να μας δίνει κουράγιο και δύναμη για τη συνέχεια. Ειλικρινά, αν δεν είχαμε τη βοήθειά του, δεν γνωρίζω ποια θα ήταν η κατάληξη της προσπάθειας του παιδιού μου. Μέσα σε τέσσερις μήνες από τη στιγμή που γνωριστήκαμε το παιδί μου ταξίδευε για τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες και το πανεπιστήμιο του Σινσινάτι προκειμένου να σπουδάσει σε ένα πολύ καλό πανεπιστήμιο με αθλητική υποτροφία, παίζοντας βόλεϊ σε μία πολύ ανταγωνιστική ομάδα. 

Θέλω να ευχαριστήσω μέσα από την καρδιά μου τον Τάσο και όλους τους συνεργάτες του για τη συμπαράστασή τους και να ευχηθώ σε αυτόν και την οικογένειά του τα καλύτερα για το μέλλον.

Areti Mpei
Volos, Greece
Mother of Chrysanthi Stamatiou
University of Cincinnati Volleyball 

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I met Mr. Kaburakis a few months ago. Of course, in the past I had heard about Mr. Tasso, that he is a Greek who lives and works in America and he helps very efficiently any athletes who want to live the American Dream. So, because the universe always helps you to meet your good fate when you put forth the effort, six months ago the coach of my son in volleyball, knowing the desire he had to leave for America, introduced us to Mr. Kaburakis. 

From that point on. everything proceeded like magic. Since the first moment, we felt we had our own person. So friendly, communicative, literally opened his family for us. We were filled with dreams and trust for the great step ahead. He guided us with everything, the best way possible. He intervened with any difficult and insurmountable obstacles in the process, the right and most efficient way. 

He truly is a Greek, who embraces kids warmly in this great life journey. As a parent I was inspired to trust him immensely. 

I will also add here that I have a daughter, who is a rower, and she already had a scholarship to study in America. I needed to ask him for advice for her own matters. His knowledge, experience, and responsibility are impressive. He is professional and a man of character and ethics, difficult to encounter these days. 

I thank him warmly. I know and sense that no matter what state my children will reside in, they have their own human being, because that is ultimately what Tassos Kaburakis is. Our own person for our children. 

I hope many children can follow their own path and reach high. It's really worth trusting and placing your children's journey in the hands of this man. Anything that appears impossible at the other end of the planet, he has the knowledge, experience, and desire to make feasible for each family. 

I wish him the best in his work. 


Γνώρισα τον κ. Καμπουράκη πριν από κάποιους μήνες.Βέβαια στο παρελθόν είχα ακούσει για τον κ. Τάσο ότι είναι ένας Ελληνας που ζει και ερ΄γαζεται στην Αμερική και βοηθάει πολύ΄αποτελεσματικά τους Αθλητές που θέλουν να ζήσουν το Αμερικάνικο όνειρο.Έτσι έπειδή το σύμπαν πάντα σε βοηθάει να συναντηθείς με τη καλή σου μοίρα όταν προσπαθείς,πριν έξι μήνες περίπου ο προπονητής του γιού μου στο Βόλει γνωρίζωντας την επιθυμία του να φύγει Αμερική μας σύστησε τον κ. Καμπουράκη.

Και εκεί όλα πια προχώρησαν μαγικά.Ηταν από τη πρώτη στιγμή σα να είχαμε έναν δικό μας άνθρωπο .Τόσο φιλικός ,επικοινωνιακός,κυριολεκτικά μας έβαλε στην οικογένειά του.Μας γέμισε με όνειρα και εμπιστοσύνη για το μεγάλο μας βήμα.Μας καθοδήγησε στο κάθε τι με το καλύτερο τρόπο.Μεσολάβησε σε ότι δυ΄σκολο και απροσπέλαστο βρέθηκε στη διαδικασία με τον πιο σωστό και αποτελεσματικό τρόπο.

Πραγματικά είναι ένας Ελληνας που αγκαλιάζει ζεστά τα παιδιά σε αυτό το μεγάλο ταξίδι ζωής.Σαν γονιό μου ενέπνευσε τεράστια εμπιστοσύνη.

Και εδώ θα πώ επειδή έχω και μια κόρη που ασχολείτε με κωπηλασία και βρίσκεται ήδη με υποτροφία Αμερική,χρειάστηκε να ζητήσω τη συμβουλή του για κάποιες δικές της υποθέσεις.Οι γνώσεις που έχει η εμπειρία και η υπευθυνότητα είναι εντυπωσιακές.Εινα επαγγελματίας και άνθρωπος με χαρακτήρα και ήθος που δύσκολα συναντας στην εποχή μας.

Τον ευχαριστώ θερμά.Ξέρω και αισθάνομαι ότι σε όποια πολιτεία και αν είναι τα παιδιά μου έχουν πια ένα δικό τους άνθρωπο γιατί αυτό τελικά είναι ο Τασος Καμπουράκης.Ο  δικός μας άνθρωπος για τα παιδία μας.

Εύχομαι πολλά παιδιά να ακολουθήσουν το δρόμο τους και να φτάσουν ψηλά. Αξίζει πραγματικά να εμπιστεύεσαι και να αφήνεις το δρόμο των παιδιών σου στα χέτρια αυτό΄του ανθρώπου.Κάθε τι που φαντάζει αδύνατο στην άλλη άκρη του πλανήτη έχει τη γνώση την εμπειρία και τη διάθεση να το κάνει προσιττό για κάθε οικογένεια. 

Έχω και μια τρίτη κόρη που τελειώνει το λύκειο και ανεπιφύλακτα θα συμβουλευτώ τον κ. Καμπουράκη για το Αμερικάνικο όνειρο το δικό της.

Του εύχομαι καλη συνέχεια στο εργο του.

Christina Koursari

Thessaloniki, Greece
Mother of: 
Dimitri Kiridis
Lincoln Memorial University Volleyball
Anneta Kiridou (silver medalist: World junior rowing championships 2016) 
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Maria Kiridou (silver medalist: European junior rowing championships, 2017)

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As a parent whose child got a scholarship in the USA I feel gratitude for Mr Kaburakis. He is always there for us, got us in touch with various coaches from many universities in the USA, even made them contact each other in order for my daughter to visit them. Moreover, he gave us lots of advice because he is very experienced and still after the scholarship was given he still keeps in touch and is always helpful. I will never forget how much Tassos helped us and he should know that he has a family in Greece that will welcome him and his family whenever he comes.

Thanos Panagiotopoulos
Father of Nancy Panagiotopoulou
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Member of Greek National Team

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I have been incredibly lucky and fortunate to cross paths with Dr. Kaburakis three years ago when I first started my journey of becoming a college basketball player. We met through a mutual friend who insisted on meeting with Dr. Kaburakis, for the reason that going to college, you need people around you that you can trust.

At first I thought I wouldn’t be needing anyone and going to college wasn’t a big deal, anyways, we had a few talks, I signed with him and now we were “working together”. I started out playing for a prep school in Phoenix, Arizona, which turned out to be a really bad situation. Despite signing papers and forms promising me that there was going to be SAT practice, food 3 times a day, practice gear, great facilities, and good coaches, it was anything but that. I desperately wanted out of my then current situation, therefore I chose to sign with the first school that offered me despite having Dr. Kaburakis telling me not to.

Being a young and stubborn kid at the time, I really thought it was a great school even with having Dr. Kaburakis in my corner telling me that there were red flags and it wouldn’t be a great fit. As stupid and ignorant I was at the time, I ignored him and I was quickly learning my lesson. He was right, the school turned out to be a bad decision and I was again getting desperate to find a new home. At this point, I was wondering if college was worth it but after a huge support system and numerous skype meetings with Dr. Kaburakis he made me change my mind, I was now finally learning my lesson and instead starting to trust his decisions and experience.

Trying to transfer schools was a huge circus, the coaches were telling me not to transfer or otherwise they would lose their jobs, homes and be unable to provide for their families, the school wouldn’t release me and the whole situation felt absolutely hopeless. Help was again no longer than a phone call away, Dr. Kaburakis ensured me that we could get me through and again, he was right. He went to war with the school, after sitting in multiple hour long meetings with the school and people from NCAA several times a week over the course of 3-4 months, we finally got my release and I was able to sign with my new school, which couldn’t have been a better fit for me.

The moral of the story is to have someone in your corner that you can trust and is going to be there for you every step of the way! Trying to make it to college and finding the best situation can be very difficult and stressful task for you and your family. Having someone like Dr. Kaburakis there for you who cares first and foremost about your wellbeing, knows how to deal with every imaginable situation, and is treating you like a family member is vital. I have never met a person with more passion and heart than Dr. Kaburakis, he will always give you his best regardless of how much he has on his own plate. He is a very positive and motivated person and as long as I have him by my side I know that everything will be OK!

I am forever thankful for what he has done and I could NOT have been any happier to have such a great person/businessman/friend/family. My family and I are forever grateful for what he gave us. I consider him and the Nomos team family and I know that our bond will only grow stronger with time!

Alexander Birketoft
California Baptist University
National Team of Denmark


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I came to the US from Trinidad in 2010 after being recruited by the coaches of SLU. It was a whirlwind as I committed late in May 2010 and was on a plane to attend summer school a little over a month later at the end of June. My first encounter with Tasso came at the beginning of 2011 as he was appointed my academic mentor. We started off talking via email and met a couple times for lunch and we got to know each other immediately. One of the defining moments in our mentorship came when Tassos asked me to be a panelist for a discussion regarding international student athletes. It was really a pleasure to share my experiences of my story and to also listen to the story of other international student athletes from different schools and from different regions of the world. This was a great experience and one that I will remember for the rest of my life. It is his commitment to excellence and providing opportunities like these both in the classroom and on the field that sets Tassos apart from his peers. He is unafraid to be critical not only of himself but those around him and this has undoubtedly been a key to his success as a professor, mentor, lawyer and researcher. I am lucky to have such a great person in my circle giving me perspective and sharing in his wealth of knowledge. He has never allowed me to only focus on soccer but has continuously pushed me to excel in the classroom. As a result I have been able to put myself in a position to graduate with honors as one of the top students in my class. I look forward to working with Tassos in the future as thus far it has been thoroughly rewarding to work closely with him.

Christian Briggs
Masters in Business Administration
Loyola University Chicago soccer
Bachelor's in Business Administration (graduated in three years)
John Cook School of Business
Saint Louis University soccer (ranked #8 nationally in 2012)
Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie Team
Started every game as a freshman, 8 shutouts, team-high 3 goals

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He has helped an immense amount of young people coming from all parts of the world pursue their athletic, academic, and life dreams, by ensuring that they find the right place in the United States where they have been able to utilize their full athletic, academic, and human potential. Tassos is a unique and rare professional who has managed to master both academic and athletic worlds. Being a former basketball coach and lawyer in Greece, closely working with NCAA on their regulatory matters, and working in academia give valuable perspective and are highly related for providing exceptional aid to young people willing to come to the United States to make a difference. I can, without any doubt, say that Tassos is the most knowledgeable person for assisting international student athletes in pursuing their dreams and thriving for better future by attending educational institutions in the United States. His expertise and experience can help future prospects find the best fit for their athletic and academic potential and fully maximize their capabilities.

Tassos is a hard worker who always goes above and beyond no matter what he is involved with. He takes pride and dedication in helping young people in their future conquests. I have been very blessed for knowing Tassos, and especially for having him as a close friend and mentor.

Nikola Bundalo
Masters in Economics and Finance
Financial Analyst at Enterprise Bank & Trust
Southern Illinois University at Edwarsdville
(Division I Basketball - Ohio Valley Conference)
3rd all-time blocks list
4th most games played in school history
8th all-time rebounding list
19th all-time scoring list
Started all but one game his senior season
Led the team in rebounding, blocks, field goal percentage

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Tassos has been an excellent influence for young learners and ball players. In a day and age where sports are held in higher regard than education, Tassos was able to blend the two. Tassos helped me realize that playing sports in college was a privilege, but that earning a degree while playing was my right. He put a premium on my ability to get a graduate degree while still playing basketball, and talked about he could spread my story to others. Tassos supported my athletic abilities, but applauded my academic ones and helped me reach my potential in the classroom. Tassos has been a great mentor over the years, even though I'm graduated now he still constantly communicates with me and is willing to help at a moments notice. Great man, teacher, person and most of all friend! 

Brian Conklin
FIBA Europe Cup champion (2017)
French Cup champion (2017)
LNB champion (2016)
NBL MVP (2015)
All-NBL First Team (2015)
All-NBL Second Team (2014)
NZNBL champion (2013)
NZNBL Most Outstanding Forward (2013)
NZNBL All-Star Five (2013)
First-team All-Atlantic 10 (2012)
Second-team Academic All-American (2012)
3× Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team (2010–2012)

Masters in Business Administration
John Cook School of Business
Saint Louis University basketball captain
(top-20 nationally ranked and one win from Sweet Sixteen in NCAA tournament 2012)
Academic All-American
Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team (2012)
Anaheim Classic MVP (2012)
Anaheim Classic All-Tournament Team (2012)
Cancun Governor's Cup All-Tournament Team (2011)
Led the team in scoring, 2nd in rebounding

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I have known Dr. Kaburakis for over 20 years and through this journey we have worked together on a number of projects in the academic as well as athletic world. Tasso is very professional in dealing with anything that comes his way; he is very knowledgeable on a number of topics and likes to see things done and completed. His most precious attribute is the fact that he genuinely cares in helping young adolescents; he has shown the way to a number of youngsters who aspired to reach their goals.

Annie Constantinides
MS/MBA
ACS Athens Athletic Director
Head Basketball Coach
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Competition and Venue Director
Athens 2011 Special Olympics Sport Manager for Softball
Sydney and Beijing Olympics International Softball Federation Technical Delegate
Women in Sport International Olympic Committee Award
International Softball Federation Executive Council Member
Women's basketball national team of Greece captain
A.C. Sporting Athens captain and First-Team All-Europe and All-Final-Four team


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Cooperating with Tassos is an investment in true and profound friendship as well as an impeccable professional relationship, which leads to certain results. The time he personally devotes to each young talent and each prospective student-athlete's family, next to his relentless and consistent support during the entire course of a student-athlete's career, are definite competitive advantages for Nomos LLC.

Tasso, I want to thank you in the name of all student-athletes and their families from Greece for your help, and I hope your values, work ethic, and scientific expertise continue to open more paths academically, athletically, and professionally for more and more young people in the future.

Youth Director and Head Coach U22 and U18 Teams
Director of Stavros Niarchos Park, part of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Municipality of Kallithea
Basketball Director of TNBA Greece
Athletic Director of Elliniko Women’s Basketball team
Founder of Demenagas Basketball Training
Founder of Athens Sports Hall
PANATHINAIKOS BC - U18 Head Coach

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Greetings from the windy city of Chicago. It has been a very enjoyable journey so far in the United States and that is because Tasos Kaburakis has helped me a lot to chase my dream. I am a sophomore guard at Morton College, and yesterday we just beat the 8th ranked team in the nation, Kishwaukee finishing up the year strong. Tasos goes a long way back with my father, and since I was a young kid he has shown me the right path to follow in order to play college basketball, and now I am competing at a high level. I personal think that Tasos has the knowledge and the experience to help young people. Just look at me!

Kostas Doxakis
Morton College


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It all began after my trip to the US for a basketball tournament. After that my dream was to play professionally there but also attend a major American university, so I started searching for a contact there in order to help me achieve my goal. That was the time I met Dr Kaburakis. Considering that I had no knowledge about how the education and sports system works in the US, this brilliant man with his deep and versatile knowledge about the education system helped me figure out a way to come to the US and combine these two important aspects of my life. I have to mention that his indefatigable effort that is an example to everyone, because he was totally focused on helping me to make my dream come true. Together we spend uncountable hours in order to overcome obstacles in our path. Even when we reached a difficult situation he always stood by me. He encouraged me with all means in order to continue working, he guided me with advises that will not only help me go to college but will accompany me through the rest of my life and more importantly he stood as a good friend. I consider myself very lucky for meeting this man, his abnegation showed true quality and character.

Thanks for everything.

Christos Giannakopoulos
Hillsdale College


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 I am Stefanos, a young student from Greece who had the amazing opportunity to talk and meet Tassos Kaburakis. This incredible man stood and still stands beside me during our cooperation. Although he is far away and I have never met him before, he was like my best friend who never ceased to believe and encourage me. His efforts along with his team were great because he didn’t only help me find a scholarship but he wanted to ensure that I get what it is best for me and considered all of my future options academically and athletically. The thing that I appreciate the most is that this man is clear with his words from the beginning; he will not give anyone false or wrong hopes. He is totally professional and dedicated to his work and the results are very satisfying. There are so many ways to describe this man and I can ensure everyone that they are absolutely positive. People like Tassos must remain in our lives, and the only thing that I can say is ‘’THANK YOU’’ for everything you have done for me, and you are the reason that I stand where I stand.

Stefanos Giannakopoulos
Hillsdale College


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I met Dr. Kaburakis when I was only 15 years old, and a member of the Greek national team. This is when I started 'dreaming' of playing ball in the US. Three years later, after going through lots of practical and legal procedures, this dream became reality. I played one year at the NorthWest Florida College, and three years at the University of California, Riverside. My academic and athletic experiences during the course of these years were extremely valuable and fulfilling. Nonetheless, had it not been for the professional support of Dr. Kaburakis, my journey would have been a lot more difficult, if not impossible. His familiarity with the day-to-day difficulties I had to face, his legal expertise, and--perhaps most importantly--his genuine interest for me as a student-athlete and as a person, gave me fuel to move on and persist until I succeed. Over ten years after first meeting Dr. Kaburakis, I am more than thankful for having had his help and support, and I hope to continue collaborating with him, either professionally or academically.

Katerina Glyniadaki
PhD Candidate - London School of Economics
University of California - Riverside basketball
Big West Conference All-Academic Team
Led team in field-goal percentage
Starter for top-division teams in Greek and Italian Leagues
Member of Greek National Team


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My college journey was quite an adventure but it wouldn't be possible without Dr Kaburakis. I have been searching for proper school every year and Dr Kaburakis was of a great help. His knowledge of sports, academics and his connections with people helped me to overcome all the obstacles that i ran into during my 3 years of being a college athlete. Even when things weren't looking too good for me at some points,he was there with positive energy and ability to make everything work. He is an ally that any college athlete who is coming to the US for the first time can have. I'm thankful for Dr Kaburakis and entire Nomos team, looking forward to be part of the family!

Dimitrije Gudovski
Malone University


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When you live thousand of miles away from home to make your dreams come true, you can understand how blessed you should feel for everything that happens in your life. Not many people have the opportunity to live the "American dream" like each one of us having the privilege to do so. Some people found luck and some others found opportunities and took them for granted, just like most of us did. When you come across to a different continent, you do not expect from people who are not related to you to care. You do not expect a chance for a better future if you do not give your best. You do not expect from a foreign country to make you feel like home. But how I feel right now, four years later in the States? I feel that my journey has been quite an adventure but it would not be possible without the help and inspiration of Dr Kaburakis. With that being said, I feel truly blessed to have the privilege of knowing Dr Kaburakis for over five years now. A man, a lawyer, a professor, a great mentor and for many, including myself, an excellent friend! Tassos has helped me broaden my horizons in many different fields such as in academics and athletics. His outstanding talent of giving inspiration and motivation through his achievements to young people is something that forced me to want to succeed in life and overcome every challenge I have been faced with. 

It all began after I reached the decision to come to the States and accept a scholarship to study as well as get to play basketball for Whitfield High School. That was probably one of the biggest and toughest decisions me and my family ever made. I remember it like it was yesterday when I landed to Saint Louis and having Tasso, my host family, my teammates and my coach waiting for me at the airport. I just stared at them knowing barely enough English to communicate, but having Dr Kaburakis at that moment as my translator, I made it through the first night. I remember him calling me the next day and telling me those specific words of encouragement "you are here for a reason and promise me you won't stop until you get what you want". And that was my motivation to start off my senior year in high school, learning a new language and a new way of life. Completely different than home, but I loved it! After almost a year, I was a graduate high school student with a diploma in my hands. I would have never made it so far without my family's and Tassos support! 

As I mentioned earlier, my experience in the States has been kind of a bumpy ride. First, I moved to Harris Stowe State University to play basketball on a scholarship and I was being honored with a Student-Athlete reward. Then, after completing my freshman year I transferred to Saint Louis University to move on into my sophomore year. Of course, I had the extreme help of Dr Kaburakis to get into the program and securing many scholarships as financial support. Things did not change a lot after my first semester at SLU. After my transition there, I decided what I really wanted to do as a career; SLU proved that it would not really be the best choice for me, even though it is one of the top schools in Missouri. SLU did not have a strength and conditioning/personal training program, which I decided I want to do for a living in the near future. With that being said, I was still trying to find my way out in order to find something better for myself. SIUE was my one and only chance to rebuild my dreams and have a new beginning in my life. So here I am today, three years later at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville as my ideal place to be. I am majoring in Exercise Science/Kinesiology and aiming towards Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training. Also, I am minoring in Nutrition and Sports Psychology. My short term goal is to get my degree from SIUE next Spring of 2018 and follow with my masters in Business. 

Me and my family are beyond grateful for everything Tassos has done all these years for me. None of these would have happened without him and his support. I admire him for everything that he has done and I am considering him as one of my role models in life. Thank you for all Dr. T!

Ioannis Katrantzis
Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville


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One of my dreams that I always wished to come true was to chase a career in the US. This dream was fulfilled with the help of Dr Tassos Kaburakis. Not only as a mentor, a professor, and specialist in college basketball and academics, but also as a true friend to me, he did everything within his power to  provide me all the best for my first year in Saint Louis. In other words, he advised me using his experience and passion in the college domain so as to avoid common mistakes that freshman students usually make. What is more, he was always there for me when I asked for any kind of help and just like an older brother he did the right thing for me. I am so glad with my first year in Missouri and can't wait to take one more big step in the following year.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate everything you did for me.

Andreas Kefalas
University of Missouri, Saint Louis


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When you live thousands of miles away from home, you don't expect people who aren't related to you or just met you to care. After my first conversation with Tassos, I knew he truly cared. Within hours, he was taking active steps in assisting me and supporting my efforts to achieve my personal and academic goals. His hard work and relentless help are obvious in the multiple successes of the students he mentors. His constant support and mentorship have led me to a full ride offer in a Masters Program from Saint Louis University. I am beyond grateful for everything he has done for me and am looking forward to growing through his wisdom and knowledge under the same academic institution.

Plamena Koseva
Saint Louis University


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Although we’ve never met each other face to face, since the first time of our on-skype contact I felt astonished of his straightness and honesty, something rare nowadays.  I firmly believe that Dr Tassos was the greatest person, at the greatest time, for the greatest thing: to help me find out the best choice for the next step in my career.  I think that I couldn’t reach my goal to be a member of a Division I college without his effort, consultation and mainly his daily encouragement.  ‘’Keep going (vasta gera in greek), don’t be afraid of nothing!’’ was only one of his constant advice.

Dr Tassos Kaburakis is the most ideal person for anybody who wants to chase his/her American dream.  He will always be next to you, as a best friend, as a brother.

I will always be thankful.

Fivos Kostis
MS Sport Administration, Xavier University
Graduate Assistant for Xavier Men's Basketball Team 2014-2016
Assistant Coach for Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA 2016-2017


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I had an amazing year in the States. Since I was 10 years old it was always my dream to go the States. You guys made my dreams come true. I remember me landing in Chicago and then getting my flight canceled to St.Louis for the next day and I didn't have a mobile phone with me. I wasn't nervous at all because I was already in the States. Thank God I met awesome people that the only thing they wanted to do was to help us kids to give the best that we can everyday to succeed. I remember Tassos running everywhere to get things done for us. I was living with an amazing family that made me feel so nice being with them and we are still in touch. I remember me going to the first day of school. I felt lost. My head was spinning, I thought that this was going to be my hardest year ever. Then I got a lot of help from people inside the school that made feel better. I was told that I needed to take a test called ACT if I wanted to get into college so asked all of my friends and people that I knew "how hard the test was"; everybody said that it's the hardest test ever. I was getting so nervous. The first time I took it was so bad. Then again Tassos and the family I was living with helped me find a tutor for it. The second time the scores were delayed for almost a month and that made me more nervous. But finally I got them and I had improved my score by 50%, which allowed me to receive scholarships for college! Basketball wise, it was one of my favorite years also. At first I was so afraid to play basketball in the States on my own way because I knew that in the States the game is so different. So the first practices I was staring at the players to see the way that they were playing. Later I got involved. I remember playing a very hard game against the # 1 player all over Missouri. Tassos spent a lot of time sending me a wonderful good luck message, that made me play the best game of the year. Every time I talk about this game, I call it the "Tassos Game" because his words got me moving. I got so excited when I heard my name 3 times on the TV, that was amazing too. I also made the all conference team. I have never seen such a careful person like Tassos, he was always there for us no matter what. I also thank God for blessing me with such an amazing family. Those are some of the things that made my year special. Thanks to everybody for making this year a dream come true. Now I am ready for the next step, in college, and with everyone's blessings I feel I am going to do very well!

Vaggelis Mansaray
De Smet Jesuit High School
South Suburban College, Chicago, IL
B National Division Champions, Panionios BC

 


 

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My name is Ioulia, 19 years old from Greece. Last year was my first in Saint Louis. I came here on scholarship because of my athletic records in track, and specifically race-walking. During the first few days I met some people who changed my life there. Lou Potsou, Tassos Kaburakis are just a couple of people on a fantastic team for us all! They help us with academics, our athletic career and just having fun. I had the opportunity to meet other students from Greece and Europe and we are still good friends talking almost every day. All international students are grateful to these people.

Ioulia Mparakou
Missouri Baptist University

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I was fortunate to meet Dr. Kaburakis two years ago, while I was searching for a postgraduate program in the United States. My dream has always been to obtain a MS in Sport Management from a US university, but I was not familiar with the US education system. Dr. Kaburakis’ versatile knowledge for the US education system and his connections in the international sports industry helped me to identify the best sport management graduate programs in the US. Currently, I am a student at the MBA of Sport & Entertainment management at the University South Florida and I just started my career in the US sport industry a graduate assistant of the USF Athletics marketing department, thanks to Dr. Kaburakis. I strongly believe that without Dr. Kaburakis’ guidance I couldn’t find my program and acquire a scholarship for my studies. Moreover, I really appreciated the personal relationship that Dr. Kaburakis developed with me. Even after my acceptance from my university he is always willing to help me and guide me for my academic career and professional career. I am really glad that I had the privilege to work with Dr. Kaburakis and learn from his experience. Thanks again for all your help.

Angelos Paschalis
MBA Class of 2015
University of South Florida


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Coming to US was probably the toughest decision me and my family ever made. At 17 years old coming to a different country and a different continent is kinda scary. I was hopeful though, as I had Mr. Kaburakis with along my side guiding me through every step. My ‘ride’ in the US so far was nothing but easy. My first year was the toughest one for me. I was trying to adjust to the American way of playing basketball but also change my lifestyle. I couldn’t have done it without Mr. Kaburakis. I remember as if it was yesterday when he was calling me every day to just tell me to hang on and keep fighting and that good things happen to those who work for them. And it wasn’t only that. He was always in touch with my family even when I wasn’t and updating them at every point. It is honestly a blessing to have someone so far away from home that your family can rely on to look after you and to be your mentor. Finding a university that would fit me well was not easy for me. Again, after multiple workouts, and several phone calls of Tasso with coaches, I managed to come to Saint Louis and join a University that we all thought was a good fit at the time. It wasn’t though, and when I told Mr. Kaburakis that I wanted something else he immediately supported me. He respected my decisions and did everything in his power and even more to make sure I get what I deserve. I cannot describe the amount of hours we spent on skype and meetings and phone calls. Plus, my old university wouldn’t give me my release at first, something that could cause me a lot of trouble.  He once again was there to help me and to go to war with me and do whatever it took to get my release which we eventually got.

I was starting to get really frustrated and I was going through some difficult times. I thank God that I had Mr. Kaburakis and my family at that time to support me and to make sure I was going to be the best version of myself. There were times when I thought of going back to Greece and continuing my education there or times that I just wanted to quit looking for a university and to just stop playing basketball. Help again was just a phone call away. I think it’s amazing how much energy and positivity Mr. Kaburakis was able to transmit and pass on to me.  After 2-3 months of searching and contacting coaches and any connection he had, he was able to get me into Saint Louis University; a place I love and I feel so lucky and grateful to be in. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this team and none of it would have been possible without Mr. Kaburakis and Nomos LLC.

 Me and my family couldn’t thank him enough and couldn’t be happier for me to be here in Saint Louis next to him. We have been through situations that we will both remember and cherish for the rest of our lives. Just to think about how much time and effort he puts into helping others while being a father, professor, business man, a friend, and a lawyer is truly remarkable. None of this would have happened without him. I consider him part of my family and I am proud to do so.

Markos Psimitis
Saint Louis University Men’s Basketball
John Cook School of Business Class of 2018

 


 

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My journey to the United States began a year ago when I first met Nik Bundalo who introduced me to Dr. Kaburakis. After the first Skype conversation we had, he made me think that I could come to the States with ease. But I was also kind of skeptical because I never thought it would be that easy to come to America and he also made some promises that for me, a kid from Serbia that would do anything to get a real opportunity to get education and a life, seemed impossible to fulfill. Well, I was dead wrong because Tassos rocks! He had not only kept all of his promises, but he even had the time and patience to help me even when I got to the States and had to face tough decisions that I never thought I would have to worry about. He is an amazing, cheerful man that can help young people coming to America pursuing better life opportunities that I am very happy to know. An older brother, a friend, a father… One word – Tassos.

Danilo Radenković
University of Missouri, Saint Louis


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I met Dr. Anastasios Kaburakis through a friend while I was struggling with all the paper work in Athens. After I followed his advice, in short time, I managed to become a college basketball player in Spartanburg Methodist College (Division I JUCO, South Carolina). Although it is tough for Greek young kids to pursue the student/athlete career, Tassos made it look easy, and he guided me with all the process and procedures I couldn’t deal on my own the years I lived in the U.S.. Mentoring me personally with tips to survive and a lot of other “ammo”, he motivated me to keep on working hard academically and athletically till I succeed. It is amazing how he has a method on dealing with different kinds of problems. He is a real professional in what he does and the fact that his experience is limitless, I believe he is the best person to help and guide young student/athletes achieve their goals and pursue their dreams. Personally, I trust him with my eyes closed. I don’t think there is anything this man can’t do and I look forward to continue working, learning, and receiving knowledge from him.

Dimitrios Sakarakis
Commercial Pilot at Jetstream Aviation
Bachelor's in Business Administration
Spartanburg Methodist College


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Being a 27 year-old Greek basketball player that wanted to pursue higher education in the USA I was completely lost with the procedures I needed to do. Thankfully Dr. Kaburakis was kind enough to guide me throughout the process and explained the scholarship limitations that I had because of my age. I ended up in ECC, a JuCo in Newark, NJ with a full scholarship, feeling that my dream came true.

Antonis Sotiropoulos
Essex County College


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My experience in the US as a student athlete even though it has been a bumpy ride has been very blessed.
I have met people like Tassos Kaburakis who have helped me settle and find my stepping and have blessed me with friendship, support and have helped me find my way in the US. In my experience I have realized the need and have acquired certain very important characteristics of life such as respect for people's time, time management, and diligence in anything I do. It is important to understand that one's time and patience can be limited and therefore it is important to take advantage of any opportunities offered. Also it is important for foreigners to realize the difference in cultural behaviors referring to business conduct, respect, boundaries, and generally everyday living in order to be successful. Therefore it is important to surround one's self with people who you can trust and who are willing to take the time and will eventually lead you to a successful career in college. Tassos helped me tremendously in that path and I am grateful he reached out and took the time to support me in order to enjoy college the way I do today!

Emmanuel Tselentakis
New Jersey Institute of Technology


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To begin with I would like to thank each and everyone of you who helped me get a scholarship in the U.S. However the best part of your help is not the one that gave me the scholarship, but it is the fact that you were there for me the whole year standing by my side when life wasn't that easy. Υou made me feel like home and always remind me to work hard and never give up. Always told me not to forget where i come from and what my goals are if i have forgotten. Also I know that  you ll still be for the rest of my days there and I really appreciate that. The chance that you gave me to get here in the States and the experience that i got out of it is something that i would recommend to everyone. Life is not easy but if you try hard and never give up your time to shine will come. Thanks again and I want to admit that without your  help I wouldn't be where I am.
Sincerely,  

Panagiotis Zaraidonis
LeMoyne College

   

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