While they often sit at opposite ends of Raizk Arena watching their beloved Fightin’ Quakers basketball teams, Don and Kenna Edwards now have adjoining seats with plaques recognizing their loyal support.
At Saturday’s women’s basketball game versus Marietta College, Wilmington College dedicated a pair of seats in honor of the former employees and their years as strong advocates for WC students.
Kenna, who retired this summer, served the college for some 18 years, first in custodial services and later as switchboard operator and human relations assistant. She also is an alumnus of the college, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice in 2005.
Don, who retired several years ago, worked for WC for 13 years as a campus safety officer and later as the night information desk clerk. He was well known as a “friend, confidant and listening ear” to many students.
The Edwards were original members of the so-called “Road Warriors” that followed the women’s basketball teams to destinations far and wide, including accompanying the team on its run to the NCAA Div. III national championship in Virginia Beach, Va., in 2004.
Women’s basketball coach Jerry Scheve expressed his appreciation for their dedication.
“Don and Kenna, you have always been great assets to the college, great supporters of the Lady Quaker basketball program, as well as very dear friends. Thanks for everything,” said Scheve.
An entourage of friends and family accompanied the Edwards at the pregame ceremony that featured family friend Nick Wiget presenting the couple to the crowd.