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


People Directory

Zoran Mojsilov

Zoran Mojsilov was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1955. As a small child, he carved his own toys out of scrap wood and was adept at drawing and painting. In early adolescence he began Greco-Roman wrestling and continued this practice into his mid-20’s. He credits the discipline of training, an understanding of the skeletal muscular forms in the human body, and the spirit of competition in sports and life as primary factors for creating art today.

Mojsilov left Belgrade in 1983 for Paris, France to test his artistic credibility. In 1984, he met Ilene Krug, an American Artist, at Association Confluences. After two productive years there, they decided to move to Minneapolis in 1986.

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Publishing

In the Mirror

A Collection of Iconographic Essays and Illustrations

By Fr. Stamatis Skliris

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of an outstanding book by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologians Archimandrite Justin Popovich and Bishop Athanasius Yevtich. Fr. Stamatis is a parish priest in Athens and is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography.

In the Mirror is the second of a planned collection of works of contemporary theologians. It is an anthology of Fr. Stamatis’ articles which have appeared in Greek and Serbian. In it, he combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant expression of faith through the experience of Christ in the Church. The book is adorned with more than 200 striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis.

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