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Phone: (650)926-3091
Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 82, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.122

Alonzo "Al" Ashley, 1935 - 2019

SLAC Employee Relations

Alonzo Ashley (arc05159)

Professional and Biographical Information

  • In Memoriam, SLAC Today, 10/10/2019
  • Obituary, 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 technical fields
  • 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

Archival Materials

Al Ashley papers held by the SLAC Archives, History & Records Office are currently being processed, and are not yet open for research.

Ashley and Pief (m2768-10) Ashley and Drell (arc05162) Ashley, 2005 (arc05160)

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