A West Michigan college professor didn't win a car but she does have a lifelong memory to enjoy after appearing recently on 'The Price is Right.'

Dr. Luchara Wallace is director of Western Michigan University's Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations in Kalamazoo. She was lucky enough to be told to "Come on down!" and be a contestant on the show Wednesday (11/15).

In addition to getting the opportunity to meet Drew Carey on the stage of the iconic TV gameshow, Dr. Wallace got to spin the big wheel.

West Michigan Professor Wins a Telescope on TPiR

Dr. Wallace bid $650 on a telescope after joining other contestants on the Price is Right stage.

(If you were a Price is Right fan and watched it when you stayed home from school as a kid, you know how this works.)

The actual retail price of the telescope was $680, so Wallace's bid was the closest one (without going over!) and that took her to the next phase of the show.

On Stage With Drew Carey

As soon as Carey learned Wallace was from Kalamazoo, he referenced the 1942 Glenn Miller song "(I Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo.'

Wallace then got to play the show's iconic 'That's Too Much' game. She then had to guess which of the prices shown was too much, in order to win a 2024 Chevrolet Trax.

Unfortunately, Wallace picked the wrong amount, bypassing the correct 'That's Too Much' price tag of $24,605.

Spinning the Big Wheel

Later in the show, Dr. Wallace got a shot at spinning the big wheel, attempting to make it into the shows 'Showcase Showdown.' Unfortunately, her combined spins put her over $1. But she did get a chance to give a shoutout to West Michigan.

"Hi to my family back in Kalamazoo and all of Western Michigan University – go Broncos!" she said before spinning the wheel.

You can watch the complete video here at Up North Live's website or a partial video below.

Meet the Flint Area Folks Who've Competed for Real Money on TV Game Shows

Jeopardy, Wheel, Millionaire, you name it, Flint-area folks have been on it.

Over the last several decades, we've seen lots of people from our area competing for and sometimes even winning big money.

Our list includes a former Grand Blanc resident whose Jeopardy strategy is still used today and is reputed to be a maneuver that Alex Trebek hated.

And we even have one gentleman from Flint who's considered a game show expert, appearing on five different shows over the years.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

Flint + Saginaw's Most-Popular TV Anchors - Where Are They Now?

A lot of highly talented people have sat behind the anchor desks at the area's TV stations.

We're taking a look at some of the area's most popular news, weather, and sports anchors who have visited our homes electronically and then moved on.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

118 Room Mansion in Rochester Heads for Auction

A home that was once Michigan's second-most expensive home on the market features a staggering 118 rooms, an indoor pool, and it's just dripping with opulence.

A little more than a year ago, the asking price was $11.5 million. Today, the opening bid for this luxurious mansion starts at $2.5 million.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre