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


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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

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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.


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


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


  • 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


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


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