*** MEDIA ADVISORY***
High School Students in San José Get on the Bus as Part
of the AT&T/ CSU “Road to College” Tour

Independence High School the First San José Stop on Statewide Tour
Promoting How to Plan for College

 

Media Contact

Erik Fallis, 562-477-7317

Related Links and Information

More on the AT&T/CSU Road to College

Road to College Laptop

Event Highlight Photos: See images from 'Road To College' event highlights around the state

AT&T/CSU Wired Bus Video: See television press coverage of the Road to College

AT&T/ CSU Road to College:See the tour website with schedule, images and more

Background: About the AT&T/CSU partnership and program Related

Press Releases:

CSU/AT&T 'Road to College' Announcement


AT&T Foundation

Preparing for Cal State Admissions:

How to Get to College: An easy to use guide about CSU admissions

Multimedia: Slideshow presentation of How to Get to College

CSU Mentor: CSU's online application and college planner

Para ver en Español (.pdf)

WHAT: Students will welcome the “Road to College” bus to Independence High School, thanks to the $1.6 million, 4-year “Steps to College Success” effort by California State University and AT&T California to increase college access for students in underserved communities. 

More than 100 students will climb aboard a 40-foot highly-decorated bus complete with internet-ready laptops where students can take virtual tours of all 23 CSU campuses, fill out a college application and receive information on financial aid and scholarships.

A traveling street team of university representatives will be on hand to help the high school groups navigate the web pages and answer questions.

WHERE:

Independence High School
1776 Education Park Drive
San José, CA 95133

WHEN:

October 2, 2008
Bus available for media opportunities at 12 p.m.
Formal program begins at 2 p.m.

WHO:

  • Jon Whitmore, President, San José State University
  • Bob Nunez, Superintendent, East Side Union High School District
  • George Granger, Executive Director of External Affairs, AT&T
  • Joe Coto, Assembly Member, 23rd Assembly District
  • Kansen Chu, San José Councilmember
  • Grettel Castro-Stanley, Principal, Independence High School
  • Road to College Street Team of CSU Students and Staff
  • Independence High School Students

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Video and photography opportunities with student participants and the street team will be available before and after the program.

CONTACT:

Erik Fallis, 562-951-4800 / 562-477-7317

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