‘The Real’ surprises Hampton mom with $10,000 for college

Photo Credit: Trae Patton/Warner Bros. Television

Photo Credit: Trae Patton/Warner Bros. Television

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Monday, September 26, 2016

Syndicated talk show “The Real” today surprised Hampton single mom Micah Glover with $10,000 to help her finish college.

Glover, 23, came on the show thinking she was getting a simple “mommy makeover.” She did – but the bonus came as a complete surprise.

The pre-taped episode, shot in Los Angeles, airs Monday morning at 11 a.m. locally on Fox 5 (WAGA-TV).

“I felt like a celebrity,” Glover said. “They were all so genuine and warm. They made me feel really good. It is going to change my life!”

Glover originally attended Savannah State University, then transferred to the University of West Georgia. Then she got pregnant and had a son two years ago. She struggled to take classes but it was too much. Her grades fell short and she lost her financial aid. She said the $10,000 should help her get closer to finishing school. She is hoping to graduate by May, 2018.

She has shifted her major from mass communication to marketing and PR to film and TV production, inspired by what she saw at “The Real.”

Glover, who currently works at an insurance company, credited her aunt Amil Brown for recommending her for “The Real.”

She was genuinely surprised by the gift. “Everyone around me knew about this but they kept it from me!” Glover said.

 

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