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educator , poet

Stephen Stepanchev, poet, retired educator. Decorated Bronze Star. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Phi Beta Kappa., Serbian Orthodox Church.

Background

Stepanchev, Stephen was born on January 30, 1915 in Mokrin, Yugoslavia. Came to United States, 1922, naturalized, 1938. Son of George and Olga (Dobrich) Stepanchev.

Education

Bachelor, University Chicago, 1937. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1950.

Career

Instructor English Purdue University, 1938-1941, New York University, 1946-1947, 48-49. Member faculty Queens College, City University of New York, since 1949, professor English, 1964-1985, appointed poet laureate, since 1997.

Works

Membership

Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Phi Beta Kappa., Serbian Orthodox Church.

Connections

father:
George Stepanchev

mother:
Olga (Dobrich) Stepanchev