Kathy Hovell, of Winona, will be recognized by Winona State University with the Distinguished Service Award Friday, Sept. 25, as a part of the university’s Homecoming celebration.
Kathy Hovell was named 2015 Winona Steamboat Days Harbormaster. She was selected for her longtime service as a fundraiser and organizer of area recreational road races, including the Goodview Gallop, Winona Firefighter 5K, BK5K, and many others. Hovell and Tom Slaggie started the WSU Warrior Waddle 5K race to benefit the Warrior women’s track and field team, raising more than $90,000 for scholarships since 2009. Hovell also is a participant in area road races and has been a fitness instructor at the Winona Family YMCA for 30 years. She was named Outstanding Woman of Land & Home at the Winona Women in Business Recognition Luncheon in 2010. Hovell, originally from Galesville, Wis., is senior branch office administrator at Edward Jones in Winona and previously worked as office administrator for Gate City Agency.