CSU and AT&T Help Escondido and Oceanside High School Students Plan for College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

A bus tour sponsored by the California State University (CSU) and AT&T will be cruising into North County San Diego for the second annual CSU/AT&T Road to College Tour 2010, a statewide education and college preparation campaign centered on improving under-served student access to the CSU, emphasizing the importance of early preparation for college, and ultimately expanding California's professional workforce.

On April 14 the biodiesel Road to College tour bus will stop at Escondido High School from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. before moving on to Oceanside High School from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m.  Students will be invited onboard to participate in an interactive, hands-on experience, working on Mac laptops to explore career interests, majors and courses of study at CSU's campuses; campus information and college life, and financial aid and scholarship information. Cal State San Marcos student volunteers will be on hand to serve as ambassadors and assist the students with questions and information.

Who: Over 500 high school students, Cal State San Marcos student volunteers and outreach staff.

What: CSU/AT&T Road to College Tour 2010, a statewide education and college preparation campaign centered on improving under-served student access to the CSU, emphasizing the importance of early preparation for college, and ultimately expanding California's professional workforce.

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Where:  Escondido High School (1535 North Broadway) from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. and Oceanside High School (1 Pirates Cove Way, Oceanside) from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m.

Why: Students will be invited onboard to participate in an interactive, hands-on experience, working on Mac laptops to explore career interests, majors and courses of study at CSU's campuses; campus information and college life, and financial aid and scholarship information. Cal State San Marcos student volunteers will be on hand to serve as ambassadors and assist the students with questions and information.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.

About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 450,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.

About Philanthropy at AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2007, AT&T contributed more than $164 million through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T, combine more than $1.9 billion of historic charitable commitment to communities across the country.
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