It is with heartfelt sadness that we acknowledge the loss of our dear friend and colleague Ruzica Popovitch-Krekic, who passed away on June 9, 2011 in Los Angeles after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. With a background in Russian literature and library science (B.A. George Washington University; M.A. Ohio University; M.A. Catholic University of America), Ruzica enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a Senior Reference Librarian for the Library of Congress. She was a dear friend to all, and she epitomized the very spirit of NASSS-indeed the heart and energy of our society. Her dedication was unparalleled. Driven by her belief in and love of the organization, she worked tirelessly on our behalf: vivaciously, efficiently, and with incredible enthusiasm. Even in her last months she found the strength and focus to produce the newsletter, so full of praise for the achievements of others and optimism for our future endeavors: the next ASEEES convention, the panels, and exciting location-her adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. We join her husband Barisa and sister Ljubica in their grief.
The Ruzica Popovitch-Krekic Special Fund has been established in her memory by her sister Ljubica D. Popovich. The purpose of this Special Fund is to assist with the scholarly needs of members, associates, and participants in the publications and conferences of the North American Society for Serbian Studies.
The Ružica Popovitch-Krekić Special Fund
Established in memory of Ružica Popovitch-Krekić by her sister Ljubica D. Popovich, the purpose of this Special Fund is to assist with the scholarly needs of members, associates, and participants in the publications and conferences of the North American Society for Serbian Studies.
The Special Fund will be administered by the Executive Board of the North American Society for Serbian Studies (NASSS) to which proposals should be directed. To receive funding the application must be approved by three members of the Board. Support may be allocated for a broad variety of purposes, including but not limited to, textual translation, illustration costs, other special publication or conference presentation needs.
Tax exempt contributions to the Ružica Popovitch-Krekić Special Fund are invited and may be directed to the Treasurer of the North American Society for Serbian Studies:
1301 Delaware Avenue SW
Washington, D.C., 20024