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April 2017

| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica


he School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) hosted

its annual SHTM Day on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at the Alfred

Sangster Auditorium on its Papine Campus under the theme “Social

Inclusion for Growth and Development in Hospitality and Tourism.” The

annual exhibition showcases the final research projects of final year

students in the School’s two courses of study – the BSc. In Hospitality and

Tourism Management and BSc. in Food Service Management.

The main speakers at the opening ceremony were Dr. Claudette Williams

Myers, Associate Dean, COBAM, Dr. Gaunette Sinclair Maragh, Head, SHTM,

Mrs. Therese Turner Jones, Regional Manager, International Development

Bank (IDB), special guest speaker; and Mr. Damaine Beckford, SHTM

Representative, UTech, Ja. Students’ Union Council.

The SHTM Day exhibition featured twenty-nine research projects, including

Culinary Tourism, Creative Tourism in Downtown Kingston, Coffee industry

related tourism, improving the Hotel industry and the development of a

Faith Tourism product. The 2017 SHTM Day was sponsored by Victoria

Mutual Building Society and Grace Foods & Services Company.

SHTM Day 2017

Official Opening:

Cutting the symbolic ribbon marking the official opening of SHTM Day, from left

are Ms. Carole Guntley, Tourism Consultant, Mrs Theresa Turner Jones, Regional

Manager, IDB, Dr. Claudette Williams Myers, Associate Dean, COBAM, Dr. Gaunette

Sinclair Maragh, Head, SHTM and Mrs. Mercedes Deane, Deputy Registrar.

SHTM students explain their research done on the topic, “ From Junk Vendor

to Health Snack Purveyor – developing a convenient line of health snacks for

elementary schools” to Head of School, Dr. Gaunette Maragh-Sinclair (left) and a

visitor to the booth.



Annual SOBA Student Conference

Final year students completing courses of study

in the seven majors offered by the School of

Business Administration (SOBA) – Accounting,

Administrative and Information Systems

Management, Finance and Banking, General

Management, Human Resource Management,

Production and Operations Management and

Marketing organized plenary and seminar

sessions over the course of the two days of their

22nd Annual SOBA Conference held March 21

-22, 2017 at the Jamaica Conference Centre,

Kingston. Both students and a host of business

industry leaders made presentations on a variety

of current real-world business and management