Roosevelt University Outing Nets $70,000 for Scholarships

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Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent

A golf outing started 10 years ago by the Community Advisory Board of Roosevelt University in Schaumburg netted its largest amount ever last week.

The June 9 benefit at Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights drew 135 golfers and raised $70,000 for scholarships.

"Since the majority of our students are working adults, living in the Northwest suburbs, scholarship help is very important to them," said Lisa Encarnation, university spokeswoman.

Business and community leaders mingled with university officials at the outing, which included lunch, 18 holes of golf and an awards dinner.

John Licht of Wayne, owner of Duraco Products in Streamwood, was the event's major sponsor. Licht attended Roosevelt University and says he credits all of his success to the education he received there. He serves on the Community Advisory Board and has sponsored many of the university's benefits.

Helping students afford a higher education and, by extension, a chance at a successful career is what drives him, he says.

"In today's world, a high school diploma is not enough," Licht said. …