Businessman, author, producer, adjunct professor—you name it, Patrick Glover ’05, MBA ’06, has done it all.
In 2013, Glover became an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College, starting out with the institution’s Upward Bound (UB) program, which provides college preparation for ninth through 12th-graders. To date, many of Patrick’s 40 UB participants have gone on to attend and complete university degrees. Glover still works with the university, offering college-level courses including digital marketing.
When he’s not in the classroom, the Lynn graduate stays busy overseeing a portfolio of businesses he launched over the years.
“My mother and I used to visit thrift shops all the time when I was younger,” he said. The duo sought precious metals, like jewelry, coins and other high-end items, that they could refurnish and resale. As their efforts literally “paid off,” they founded Delray Beach-based Urban Scrap Metal, which consults with several South Florida and international organizations to buy, sell, reproduce and safely store gold products.
Glover also is the founder of Trilingual Marketing, a mobile marketing company, and Hip Hop Idol, an online reality television show that serves as a platform for urban artists to showcase the positivity of the art form that is often portrayed in a negative light.
Whenever possible, Glover also donates his time to the local community.
“I offer consulting and mentoring services to the UB program through Urban Scrap Metal,” said Glover. “A lot of the advice I provide stems from the belief that opposition creates opportunity. If you want to be successful, you have to be willing to put up with the doubters and disbelievers and keep your eye on full profit maximization.”
Glover is also an active board member for the Palm Beach County Communities in Schools (CIS), a program launched in 1984 to help reduce the county’s high school dropout rate. CIS connects students with professionals through its scholarship and mentoring program.
“I am forever thankful to the Communities in Schools,” said Glover. “The organization’s generosity allowed me the opportunity to win in life. It’s an honor and a pleasure to be able to give back, and I hope that my support of the organization helps it continue to advance.”
Glover will release his first book, Of the King Book, in November 2018. The autobiography and memoir will explore Glover’s life and share wisdom he’s gathered through the years.
“Look at me. Against all odds, I imagined to manifest a trifecta via education, prayer and discipline,” he said. “I put in the hours and the hard work and found a way to differentiate myself. I am thankful to Lynn for enhancing my focus on education and giving me the structure to succeed.”