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2017-2018 Committee Chairs

Erin Updegraff
DePaul University
(312) 362-8184

Executive Board Liaison

Student and Family Outreach Council Team
Eric Ruiz, NACAC Delegate Director
University of St. Francis
(815) 740-5070


The Chicago National College Fair (NCF) will serve the entire IACAC student body with excellent hands-on experience to successfully navigate the college selection process, obtain financial aid and institutional scholarship information, test preparation strategies and personal assessment activities to enhance the student strength in the college search process. The Chicago NCF serves the experienced family as well as the first generation college bound communities in our top national market. The Committee is eager to serve NACAC & IACAC in surpassing our overall goals at the Chicago national college fair. We will have national representation from a vast array of constituents.


Chicago National College Fair

Chicago National College Fair
Saturday, October 1, 2016
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
McCormick Place (new location!)

Chicago Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

Chicago Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:00 – 3:30 pm
DePaul University Theatre School


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Committee Members

Chris Merle, Lincoln Park High School
Dan Miller, Adlai Stevenson High School
Eric Ruiz, University of St. Francis
Gabrielle Feldman, Feldman College Counseling
Luis Narvaez, Chicago Public Schools
Megan O’Rourke, Marquette University
Mike Melinder, University of Iowa
David Tucker, Grad student, DePaul University
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Annabelle Vinson, University of Iowa
Christy Dorsey, Northern Illinois University
Emma Abebayo, Lawrence Technological University
Sarah McLean-Nelson, Northern Michigan University
Katie Petty, Niles North High School – Counseling Intern
Amanda Noascono, North Park University
Shaina Landau, West Leyden High School

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