Marion College
TypeJunior College
Location, ,
Coordinates: 36°49′56″N 81°31′24″W / 36.8323382°N 81.5234481°W / 36.8323382; -81.5234481
ColorsPurple 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


  1. ^ Wilson, Goodridge (1948). A Brief History of Marion College. Bristol, TN: The King Printing Co. p. 55. OCLC 729369. Retrieved 2007-07-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Marion College Life Imperiled Over Finances". Washington Post. Associated Press. 1967-03-26.
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)