A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Miroslava Mira Panajotovich Vukelich

  • Active journalist since high school: daily papers, magazines, radio, TV (correspondent, interviewer, reviewer, critic)
  • Sports correspondent for Peoria Star (3 years)
  • Foreign correspondent for various Belgrade’s papers and magazines since high school (subjects: film/TV, music, sports, cultural events)
  • Special correspondent for Belgrade’s leading paper, with the largest circulation in the country: Politikal/TV Revija
  • Producer, director and commentator of the Yugoslav Radio Hour on KTYM Radio in Inglewood, California
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AFFILIATIONS:

  • Active member of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)
  • Active member and six years (2001-2007) Board Member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Interviews, reviews for magazines, newspapers, radio and TV stations in Yugoslavia (now Serbia) and USA

FAMILY:

  • Father: Svetislav Panajotovic, attorney
  • Mother: Stanka Panajotovic, wife and mother
  • Brother: Ika Panajotovic, attorney, film producer, director, pianist, professional tennis player(Wimbledon, Davis Cup)
  • Husband: Sava Ljubicic, composer, musician
  • Sister-in-law: Elena Panajotovic, librarian
  • Nephew: Eric Panajotovic, educator, businessman
  • Niece: Sonja Panajotovic, attorney

EDUCATION:

  • High School - Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Music School (piano) - Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Germanic and Slavic Studies)
  • BA Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (journalism, communications, political science)
  • MA - UCLA (English, linguistics)
  • UCLA Evening School (recording arts and sciences)
  • LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: English, Serbo-Croatian, German, Russian

SPORTS PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPATION:

  • Basketball – Center forward for Yugoslav national champions the RED STAR
  • Handball – Center forward for Yugoslav national Champions the RED STAR
  • Tennis – Yugoslav junior tennis championships (top ranking)
  • Recipient of the highest sports award in Yugoslavia, the Gold Medal
  • Bradley University no. 1 (3 years)
  • Peoria, Illinois City champion (3 years)
  • US Midwestern Intercollegiate Singles tennis champion
  • Ranked in Southern California (12 years) with Darlene Hard, Billie Jean King, etc.
  • International tournaments: Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America
  • USA tennis circuit
  • Tennis Pro: Player, coach, referee official
  • Tennis Coaching: Individual coaching, Inglewood High School’s boys team coach (reached the CIF finals)
  • Active Member: United States Tennis Association

HOBBIES:

  • Reading, travel, piano playing, interior decorating, palate knife oil painting, theater, opera, musicals, concerts, dancing, music (classical, pop, folk, country-pop, gospel, jazz, R&B, Latin), sports ( tennis, swimming, jogging, horseback riding, fishing, sailing, skiing, water skiing), working out in gym, photography, gardening, cooking

From: Official Web-SIte