Alonzo "Al" Ashley, 1935 - 2019
SLAC Employee Relations
Professional and Biographical Information
- In Memoriam, SLAC Today, 10/10/2019
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 10/09/2019
- Al Ashley came to SLAC as the Minority Employment and Training Representative in 1968 and continued his
distinguished service in employee relations for 31 years until he retired in 1999.
- In 1969, Ashley founded SLAC’s nationally recognized Summer Science Program (SSP).
- Received Exemplary Service Award from Associate Students of Stanford University, 1987
- Developed programs resulting in SLAC receiving three University Affirmative Action Awards.
- Co-founder, SLAC Skill Training Program to afford disadvantaged students an opportunity to pursue careers in
- Created SLAC Work Study Program
- Developed first California State-Certified apprenticeship program at SLAC
- Recipient of SLAC 1999 Resolution “in recognition of a unique life’s work…for his significant contributions
to the achievement of SLAC’s scientific and humanitarian goals”
- Developed DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program for underrepresented students
- Responsible for SLAC’s charter membership in the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in
Science and Engineering (GEM)
- Initiated partnerships with National Society of Black Engineers, Tech Museum of Innovation, and historically
black colleges and universities.
- Received 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
Al Ashley Reflects on His Efforts to Diversify SLAC and Beyond
Al Ashley papers held by the SLAC Archives, History & Records Office are
currently being processed, and are not yet open for research.
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