Duhawk Spotlight: Marion Edwards (’22)

Marion Edwards (’22)

Major: Media Studies

Hometown: Chicago, IL

I am a member of the women’s Track and Field team and a news anchor for Loras College Television. I work with the admissions team as well.

The media studies program and track and field program are what brought me to Loras. Craig Schaefer (’89), professor of media studies, and Jill Specht, coordinator of media operations, were extremely welcoming and ready to help me succeed in my studies. Track and Field Head Coach Matt Jones (’05) and the track team welcomed me with open arms and gave me a chance to run with some amazing people.

Upon graduation, I plan on working in the news field. I have been exploring my options but am currently looking to become a news reporter.

During my time at Loras, one thing that has stood out to me is the dedication that both the track and field program and media studies program have towards bringing the best out of their students. Long hours in the media lab, weight room, and track have grown my discipline and motivation to become my best self.

Loras College Forward Thinking will be spotlighting Black students, including Marion, all month on Twitter.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).