Excelsior Community College

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certified: Research in Social Sciences and Humanities as of February 28, 2022


Time Topic Presenter(s)
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Research Conference Opening Ceremony
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
HEIs' Resilience and Sustainability During and Post the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Zaria Malcolm Walker (Chairperson)
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m
Demystifying the Doctoral Candidates' Journey
PhD Candidates(past and present)
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Internationalization of Jamaican Community Colleges – Are we ready?
Dr. Zaria Malcolm Walker
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Community Crime Alleviation
Kenneth Salmon & Michael Reckford
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Strategies for implementing an effective Workforce Development Model in Community Colleges: A case study of the Upskilling Initiative between the Ministry Of Education and Excelsior Community College.
Vesta D. Ancel
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Navigating Higher Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Students' Experiences
Student Panelists
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Building a Competitive Advantage within Community Colleges: A Resource Based View
Dr. Robert Howe
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Third World Cultural Educational Mindsets: The Bottom Line and its Impact on TVET
Mrs. Melissa Beckford- Simpson
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Positive Effects of the Pandemic on Education: Students’ Point of View
Ms. Berreka Franklin, Ms. Julie-San Russell, Ms. Deneishay Austin, Ms. Zaria Lewis, Ms. Sashay Williams
Time Topic Presenter(s)
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m
Teachers’ Perceptions of Adaptive Leadership Practices of Principals in Jamaican High Schools
Canute White
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m
Pandemic Practicum: A description of the year four student teachers’ practicum experience in the years 2020, 2021 & 2022
Patricia A. Rodney
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m
Content Adaptation Preparedness Among Nursing Educators in the Covid-19 Pandemic
Alicia Brown-Bell
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
ERPsim Games Showcasing Resilience and Sustainability in Higher Education Management
Suzette Morrison-Curtis & Odvar Clunie
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
SMART Opportunities in an ‘Analog’ World: The Jamaican Prototype
Chamaele Golding
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Creating the SELBE Smart Campus for a Sustainable Future
Donald Wright
2:15 p.m - 3:15 p.m
Online Faculty-Student Interactions During the Pandemic (and Beyond)
Gabriela Hamilton M.A & William Hamilton Ed. D
2:15 p.m - 3:15 p.m
Programming During a Pandemic
Dr. Joseph Pickering
2:15 p.m - 3:15 p.m
Education Reform in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Ansa Reams-Johnson & Dr. Oluwunmi Ariyo
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Preparing the post-pandemic workforce for the cruise and hospitality industry.
Evette Smith Johnson, Evora Mais-Thompson, Nanibala Paul
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Presence in the Online Academic Writing Class in a Jamaican Community - College
Mrs. Tamara Scott McFarlane & Ms. Yolanda Henry
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
The Role of Global Market Trends in Guiding Programme Offerings in Tertiary Education
Sherene Walker
Time Topic Presenter(s)
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Data-driven Decisions for Resilience and Sustainability: The Critical Role of the UCJ Curriculum and Assessment Standards.
Sandra Richards
2:15 p.m-3:15 p.m
Data-driven decisions for resilience and sustainability: The critical role of the UCJ curriculum and assessment standards.
Sandra Richards
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Data-driven decisions for resilience and sustainability: The critical role of the UCJ curriculum and assessment standards.
Sandra Richards

Veneice Wallace an administrator at heart has over five (5) years of providing administrative support to business professionals, she has seen first-hand the hard time small business owners have at balancing their administrative needs and regular business tasks. Admin Made Eazee was birthed out of a desire to support them in this area. Our business’ operations are guided by my passion to ensure that every individual is satisfied no matter how small the task.


Character’s Canvas is a comprehensive writing and professional services organisation with the goal of creating and combining the value of words and the passion for clear and live communication. As an organisation, we offer flexible content writing solutions to meet
your unique business or personal needs and offer consultations to support clients who wish to maximize on articulating or formulating a plan to meet their documentation goals.

Roar Unleashed is the mental health brand with a twist. It actively works at unearthing the power that lies within each ancestrally African individual regardless of age or gender; thus leading to an unleashing of their discovered accepted personal power. Roar Unleashed is the platform for which every person coming into contact with it can:

  • truly garner an understanding of the value of the mind and it’s importance.

  • b) actively protect their mind from the stressors that threaten to destroy it through the avenue of TALK.

Roar Unleashed rests heavily on the AfroCentric principles brought to the Jamaican shores by our African ancestors. These principles will aid in granting an understanding of our identity which will then enable us to value all our facets and resources.

Wholeworks Services is a team of professional Building Design Specialists, Engineers, Construction Technologists, Land Surveyors, Valuers, and Quantity Surveyors. At our core, we are building specialists who design spaces and find solutions that provide
desired outcomes. We provide services to Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors,
General Contractors, and Developers.

Xxen Beauty

Xxen started with their body butter line and has expanded to include a range of products including luxury soaps, facial cleanser, lip balm, bubble bath, foaming scrubs, sugar polishers, shower steamers and bath bombs. The business is largely Instagram based and the client-base has grown through word of mouth from loyal customers who share their experiences with others. You can also find Xxen at several pop up shops in the Kingston & St. Andrew area. Xxen Beauty is a testament to recognizing that you have a passion that can fill a need in the market and then pursuing that passion in order to fulfil your purpose. The speaks to the Xxen tag line – “Xxen – Your passion, Your purpose”.

REGISTRATION 5:00 – 5:30 pm

  • Master of Ceremony: Mrs. Tamara Scott McFarlane.
  • Opening Remarks: Tamara Scott McFarlane.
  • Prayer: Rev. Alvan Ross
  • Welcome:  Mr. Philmore McCarthy 
  • Greetings: Dr. Zaria Malcolm Walker
  • Special Item School of Performing Arts(SOPA)
  • Outstanding Alumni Guest Speaker: Marsharee Burrell-Johnson 
  • Outstanding Alumni Keynote Speaker: Shamalla McGregor
  • Vote of  Thanks to Keynote & Guest Speakers:  Ms. Ayana Tomlinson
  • Research Presenter : Mrs. Dasana Lawrence-Shand Topic: An Investigation of the Relationshipbetween Employee Work-Life Balance, Job Performance and Job Satisfaction   
  • Research Presenter :  Mr. Malic Tyrell Topic: Turn stile Access Management System/App
  •  Research Presenters:  Ms. Monique Dacres & Ms.  Daniela Chambers Topic: Investigating the Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Medication Affordability among Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Jamaica ages 17-60 years.
  • Research Presenters: Ms. Monique Lockhart &  Ms. Safia Nels     Topic: The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Physical Disciplinary Methods used with Children less than 9 years old in Jamaica.
  • Vote of Thanks and Closing : Mrs. Tamara Scott McFarlane.  
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