Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Who's Your Morrie? Share Your Mentor Story

October 12, 2021

We’re collecting alumni mentor stories to showcase the power and deeply collaborative nature of the Brandeis network. This is your opportunity to publicly thank your Brandeis mentor — past or present — whether they’re a Brandeis faculty member, staff person, coach, fellow graduate or friend. Tell us about YOUR Morrie. 

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    Mitch Albom ’79, best-selling author of "Tuesdays with Morrie," reflects on his Brandeis mentor Morrie Schwartz.

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    Mitch Albom ’79 with Brandeis Professor Morrie Schwartz in XXXX. 

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mitch Albom

Author Mitch Albom ’79 experienced Brandeis’ most well-known mentor-mentee relationship with his former sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. The pair lost touch after Brandeis but reconnected when Mitch saw his former professor on television talking about what it was like to die of ALS. Mitch visited Morrie weekly until his death; their conversations, and the lessons Mitch learned, were the basis for his best-selling memoir, “Tuesdays with Morrie.” As Mitch put it, “Those Tuesdays changed my world and my outlook on what really matters.”

We know Mitch isn’t alone in having had a meaningful, lasting connection with a Brandeisian. Complete the form below to share your story.

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