Nancy Rothenberg

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Dr. Nancy J. Rothenberg (formerly Nancy Williams) passed peacefully August 26, 2014,
with her loving and devoted children by her side. Nancy was born 12/24/1946, in Brooklyn,
NY, the eldest child of Ira and Gloria Rothenberg. Nancy graduated with a BA from Montclair
State College and went on to receive an MSW from the University of Georgia and a PhD from
Florida State University. While living in Tallahassee, FL Nancy built a successful marriage and
family therapy private practice and taught in the School of Social Work at FSU. In 1998, Nancy
joined the University of Georgia School of Social Work, where she eventually served as Director
of MSW Admissions, Director of Global Studies, Coordinator of the Marriage and Family
Therapy Certificate Program and Interim Associate Dean. Nancy retired as a Tenured Associate
Professor in 2014. Nancy received numerous achievement awards and was highly valued and
respected by colleagues and students. Her legacy includes implementing service learning
programs with the Georgia Burn Foundation (Burn Camp) and developing and leading courses
in Northern Ireland and Tanzania for which she received the Scholarship of Engagement Award
in 2010. Nancy was an amazing artist, talented writer and researcher and touched many lives
all over the world. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and
dear friend. She is survived by her son Jaron Williams and daughter Breya Jones, her brother
Lawrence Rothenberg and grandson Calayis Jones. In addition, she leaves to mourn a large
extended family and community of friends. Donations may be made to: colorsofconnection.org
or the Georgia Burn Foundation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Aug. 31, 2014
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