SOUTH CHINA — Erskine Academy class of 2009 graduate Ashley Alberts, daughter of Timothy and Lisa Alberts, of South China, recently earned a bachelor’s degree in facilities planning and management from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass.

As a part of the curriculum, Alberts completed two co-op semesters where she worked in the facilities management departments for Pearson Education and for the federal government at the General Services Administration.

Alberts was the president of the Student Association of Facilities Managers at Wentworth, as well as a member of the International Facilities Management Association.

Because of her overall commitment to the school’s community and her 3.6 GPA, she was accepted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honors Management fraternity, making her the first student from the Facilities Planning and Management program of study to garner such an honor.

Alberts graduated with the designation of cum laude. She was further honored at her graduation by receiving the Alumni Award for having the highest GPA in her major area of studies.

Her accomplishments have lead to a job at Harvard Graduate School of Design as a building services coordinator.