The T. A. Marryshow Community College Act No. 41 of 1996 establishes a College Council to govern the T. A. Marryshow Community College. 

The Council has the following responsibilities: 

  • (a) implement the objectives of the College; 
  • (b) formulate the policy of the College; 
  • (c) control and superintend the property and activities of the College; 
  • (d) provide for the welfare of the students of the College; 
  • (e) appoint such academic, administrative and other staff as appears to the Council to be necessary on such terms and conditions as the Council determines; and 
  • (f) adjudicate upon disciplinary charges against students or members if the staff of the College. The College Council is appointed by the Minister for Education in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

Council Members

Our employees are dedicated team players who bring energy, ideas and pride to their work.
Dr. Wendy Grenade
Mr. Learrie Barry
Deputy Chairperson
Dr. John Telesford


Mr. Brian Grimes

Grenada Public Worker’s Union

Mr. Jude Bartholomew

Grenada Union of Teachers

Mr. Devon George

Agriculture Sector

Mr. Walter Simmons

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association

Mrs. Samantha Antoine-Purcell

Secondary School’s Principals’ Association

Mr. Jason Williams

Grenada Institute of Professional Engineer

Ms. Angella Finlay
Chief Education Officer
Mr. Remi Fraisse
College’s Student Representative Council
Mrs. Marva Bowen-Neptune
Registrar/Secretary to the Council

Dr. John N. Telesford started his career 40 years ago as a teacher. He taught at the St. Andrew’s Methodist School (SAMS) and at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School (SAASS), where he headed the Science, Mathematics and Technology Department. He was also a part-time tutor with the UWI Center in Grenada and the T. A. Marryshow Community College. His career also included working at the management level in the private sector. He currently works as a part-time consultant on Sustainability, Environment and Energy. In addition to his current lectureship at TAMCC, he serves as an Adjunct Faculty with the UWI Global Campus and has also worked as an adjunct Graduate Supervisor at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also appointed as a Research Associate with the Institute for Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

He has published a number of papers in high impact journals and as book chapters and has edited two- full books. He has reviewed several manuscripts and serves on the editorial board and as editor for academic journals. He continues to present his work at local, regional and international conferences and meetings. He also works with a global team of researchers in the Metabolism of Islands network, the Islands Platform for Resources, Ecology and Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Island Futures Project (completed). His research focuses on the sustainable development of islands, with various strands including climate mitigation and adaption, sustainable energy, the implementation of the sustainable development goals and education for sustainable development, especially STEM based TVET. He has a passion for TVET and considers himself a ‘pracademic’- where practice meets academia.

He serves on the Curriculum Committee and the Academic Board of the TAMCC. He also led the development of four new programs at the College, including the Environmental Sustainability Practices and Environmental Technology programs, which were developed in partnerships with four Canadian Colleges. Additionally, and with a grant from the Global Environment Fund, Small Grants Program, a degree in Sustainable Community Development Practices for Civil Society Organizations, was
developed and launched. The fourth program, with a specialization in Agriculture Extension, was designed and launched with generous funds from the Food and Agriculture Organization and spearheaded by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Guided by his self-made overarching vision for the College- teaching, learning and research for transformation and development- he is looking forward to continue to serve the students, faculty and staff of TAMCC and the wider student body and people of Grenada and the region. Dr. Telesford obtained degrees in Environmental Control Technology (New York City College of Technology, City Tech), Building Services Engineering Management (Brunel University, London, UK) and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) (The Robert Gordon University (RGU), Scotland, UK). He also has a Diploma in Management (UWI) and Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods (RGU). He obtained professional qualifications in Integrated Environmental Management at the University of Bath and was an Associate Member of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Role of the Principal
The Principal of the College is appointed by the College Council after consultation with the Minister for Education. He is the academic and administrative head of the College and shall generally supervise and direct the academic work of the College, the academic and administrative staff and other staff of the College.
The Principal is responsible for:
  • The implementation of policy and for all phases of the operation, administration, supervision, maintenance and promotion of the College Programmes.
  • The introduction of measures, mechanisms and procedures as are necessary for the effective discharge of his duties.
  • The provision of leadership in matters relating to the academic programmes of the College.
  • The promotion of the interests of the College both within and outside of Grenada.
  • The exercise of such other powers conferred on him or delegated to him by the College Council.

Senior Management

Our employees are dedicated team players who bring energy, ideas and pride to their work.
Dr. John Telesford


Mrs. Marva Bowen-Neptune


Mr. Adrian Strachan


Mr. David Ambrose

Dean, School of Arts, Science and Professional Studies

Mrs. Merlisia Polius-John

Dean, School of Applied Arts and Technology

Mrs. Lorin Alexander

Dean, School of Continuing Education

Ms. Eslyn Lewis

Director – Student Affairs

Ms. Anique Wilson

Acting Human Resources Manager

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in the T. A. Marryshow Community College. I trust that this Catalogue will provide you with the information you need to make decisions concerning your possible programmes of interest.

The T.A. Marryshow Community College seeks to provide quality education at exceptional value to every Grenadian desirous of improving himself/herself personally and professionally. Although we are confident that you would benefit from our programmes, we are interested in helping you find your distinct and unique place within the College community. Knowing which programme best fits your personality and gifts is the beginning of this process.

This Catalogue of Programmes provides a briefing of all our programmes offerings for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you wish to learn more about the College, please visit our website:

Once you have reviewed the contents of this Catalogue feel free to contact the Admissions Office for further clarification if needed. As the Registrar, I operate with an open-door policy, and I am most happy to provide further assistance by making myself available to students, like you, if my help or advice is required.

The T. A. Marryshow Community College reserves the right to change fees, degree programmes and degree requirements as it sees fit under guidance of the relevant authority.

I wish you the very best as you endeavor to make enlightened decisions about your future.

Mrs. Marva Bowen Neptune
Registrar, MBA

The Office of the Registrar of the T.A. Marryshow Community College welcomes you to our webpage. As Grenada’s only publicly funded tertiary institution, the College operates as a statutory body governed by a College Council. Our aim is to facilitate the needs of current students, prospective students, College employees, private sector partners and the Government of Grenada. We are here for you from the Admission through to the Alumni process.

The office has a vision for academic and administrative excellence. Mediocrity will not be accommodated. Professionalism is the hallmark of our relationship with the general public, and our activities are guided by the principles of integrity, accuracy and customer satisfaction.

The Registrar’s Office oversees eight departments. If you are in need of obtaining information, please select the most appropriate office and feel free to call or email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs. Marva Bowen-Neptune
Tel: 473-440-1389 Ext. 2269


The Office of Admissions is responsible for attracting and enrolling prospective students in the programmes offered by the different campuses.

Assistant Registrar – Mrs. Cyndica Lewis-Charles
Tel: 473-440-1389 Ext 2250

Audio Visual Unit

The Audio Visual Unit provides videography, photography, laminating and technical support to academic and administrative departments of the College.

AV Technician – Mr. Joshua Ross
Tel: 473- 440-1389 Ext 2200

Corporate Communications

The Office of Corporate Communications is responsible for external marketing/public relations and internal communication within the College.

Corporate Communications Officer –
Ms. Trellona Charles

Tel: 473-440-1389 Ext 2280


The Examinations Office oversees the production and execution of exams and protects the integrity of the examination process.

Assistant Registrar – Ms. Anique Wilson
Tel: 473-440-1389 Ext 2313


The Records Office oversees the maintenance, distribution and verification of progress reports, transcripts and other official student records.

Assistant Registrar – Mrs. Desiree Fletcher
Tel: 473-440-1389 ext. 2239


The Reprographics Office provides duplication services needed by faculty and staff for academic instruction, meetings and other official events and publications.

Officer – Mr. Julius Brizan
Tel: 473-440-1389 Ext 2208