Small liberal arts
school in Salem, Virginia
. This is next to the city of Roanoke
, but given that the college
was named in 1840 after the local river
, and Roanoke didn't take that name until the post-war
days, RC has a better claim to the name than the city. Affiliated with the Lutheran
church. Has a fairly active a cappella
group, Looking For An Echo
, that goes out into the world attempting to rectify the fact that nobody outside the Roanoke-Lynchburg
-New River Valley
area has ever heard of the school. Not coincidentally, music
is one of their top programs.
Competes athletically in NCAA Division III, as part of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.