Placement Testing Staff | MVCC | Mohawk Valley Community College
skip to main content
Adjust Font Size

Assessment & Testing Staff

David Yahnke, Placement Testing Coordinator

A.A.S. Mohawk Valley Community College
B.P.S. SUNY Empire State College
M.S. SUNY Institute of Technology

Telephone - (315) 792 - 5458
Office - Payne Hall 104A



David began his studies at MVCC in the 1980’s, earning an A.A.S. degree in Advertising Design and Production.  He later returned in 1995, enrolling as a returning adult student to improve skills in Graphic Design and Photography.  He then spent “12 years” freelancing out his artistic abilities as a Fine Scale Modeler, Graphic Designer and Illustrator, helping local museums and historians in creating exhibits and illustrating books about New York State’s role during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, Civil War and World War 2.

In 1998, David began teaching at MVCC part-time and later in 2007 was hired as the Placement Testing Coordinator, seeing over 18,000 test sessions.  Along with his A.A.S. degree from MVCC, David has a B.P.S. degree from Empire State College in Computer Illustration and Graphic Design (Saratoga, NY) and a Masters in Information Design and Technology from SUNYIT (Utica, NY).

David’s hobbies are many, but his favorite is Civil War re-enacting and is a proud member of the 12th US Infantry Volunteer Regiment from Syracuse, New York.

Nicole Benton, Technical Assistant - Placement Testing

Telephone - (315) 731 - 5802
Office - Payne Hall 104A