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Former UVA collegiate boxing champion Mortimer Caplin was honored for his contribution to UVA boxing during the halftime ceremony of the UVA vs. Georgia Tech football game. Caplin claimed the NCAA middleweight title in the 1930s and later served as the Faculty Chairman of Athletics at Virginia during the early 1950s. In the halftime ceremony he was honored alongside 27 UVA boxing alumni.


Retired many years ago, Kemper Goffigon III reports he is a healthy 86 year-old widower. He still plays golf, fishes, and often travels with friends. He continues to hold season tickets for UVA football and looks forward to seeing college and Law School classmates at the games.


George W. Martin
received the Griswold Award in recognition of his biography on Charles Burlingham, published by Ferrar Strauss. Martin will be asked to speak to the Supreme Court in connection with receiving the award.


Edmund M. Schotz
continues to practice law full time at his New Jersey firm, Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard.


Frank Hale Stewart
spent three weeks teaching 15 law students in Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa. Upon completing Stewart’s courses, students presented him with a carving of a Swazi family and warrior. Stewart’s participation in this program was funded in part by the Ford Foundation, the Black Lawyers Association, and a division of the American Bar Association known as the Senior Lawyers.


Edwin Jay Rafal
will soon mark his fifth year as of counsel to the Virginia Beach firm of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Giordano & Swain.

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