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Marion College, Virginia

Marion College
Active 1873–1967
Type Junior College
Affiliation Lutheran
Location Marion, Virginia,
United States
Colors Purple and Gold [1]

Marion College was a Lutheran junior women's college that operated in Marion, Virginia from 1873 to 1967.[2][3]

Roanoke College, a sister Lutheran college, adopted Marion's alumnae and maintains their records. Marion's alumnae have a reunion every other year on the Roanoke campus. Roanoke's Marion Hall, constructed in 1968 as a women's residence hall, is named in honor of Marion College.

Notable alumnae

References

  1. ^ Wilson, Goodridge (1948). A Brief History of Marion College. Bristol, TN: The King Printing Co. p. 55.  
  2. ^ Associated Press (1967-03-26). "Marion College Life Imperiled Over Finances". Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Thomas W. West: Marion College, 1873-1967, Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., Strasburg, Va., 1970, 298 pp.
  4. ^ "U.S. Army General to be Honored as 2006 Distinguished German-American of the Year". German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA. Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-07-12. Brenda Schwarzkopf (nee Holsinger) hails from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She graduated from Marion College, a Lutheran girl's college in Virginia. 


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