Meet the Team

Workforce Education & Academic Pathways is a team of learning professionals with more than 30 years of experience and expertise!

Tyre Bush

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Tyre is our Director of Academic Pathways and brings with her more than 25 years of experience in higher education, primarily in enrollment services (both in New York and Colorado). Tyre is focused on expanding the ACE concurrent enrollment program by including educational planning and matriculation into the program. She also coordinates efforts for our Cornell Prison Education Program and the Elmira Students Achieve and Prepare - After School Program. Additionally, Tyre is responsible for working with businesses on customized training in the following sectors: non-profit, education, retail, and hospitality/tourism.

Laura Clark

Laura Clark
Laura is our Director of Workforce Education and brings with her more than 10 years of experience in the training and education field; previously working in the finance and manufacturing industries. She is responsible for managing our non-credit current certification program along with developing new programs and our open enrollment courses. Additionally, Laura works with businesses on customized training in the following sectors: financial services, HR, IT, and healthcare.

Katie Crowe

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Katie is the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and has more than 18 years with SUNY CCC; most of this time being spent in Workforce Education and Academic Pathways. Her duties include all the behind the scene work on corporate contracts, liaison for Keuka College for bachelor/masters degree classroom rentals, Assistant to the Executive Director, and Perkins Grant support person.

Jeanne Eschbach

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Jeanne is our Executive Director and has more than 30 years of experience working in higher education in both credit and non-credit. She is responsible for overseeing Workforce Education & Academic Pathways. She also manages customized training for businesses in the following sectors: manufacturing, transportation, and public safety.

Wendi Hammond

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Wendi is our ACE Assistant and brings with her more than 13 years of experience in the education field including elementary, high school and now higher education. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of ACE, maintaining databases for dependent tuition credits, ACE instructors, STEM Academy and ACE student records. She coordinates the approval process for ACE faculty hires and assists in the recruitment of ACE students and prepares educational plans.

Kim Perkins

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Kim is our Director of ACE and has more than 20 years of experience in education, with 9 years in higher education. She is responsible for the expansion and administration of our ACE course offerings available to high schools in both New York and PA. She also assists with ACE recruitment efforts as well as completing educational plans for students.

Laura Prestigiacomo

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Laura is our Testing Center Coordinator and has more than 16 years of experience in higher education; 10 years in a breast cancer lab, and 5 years working with students with disabilities. She oversees all placement testing and assessments for incoming students, all accommodated testings for students with disabilities and make-up testing for SUNY CCC students. Additionally, the testing center proctors other testing such as CLEP, in-person for online courses for non-CCC students, and testing for PSI.

Nancy Riesbeck

Nancy is our Office Manager for Academic and Workforce Development Center (Elmira Center) and Airport Corporate Park locations as well Administrative Assistant to the Director of Workforce Education. Nancy brings with her over 33 years of experience working for SUNY CCC; working in a variety of departments and joining Workforce Education and Academic Pathways in June 2007. She assists with the open enrollment process, adjunct pay processing, facilities management, and room rentals at both locations.

Mikki Yesesky

Mikki is our Perkins Research Analyst, who brings 8 years of experience in data management in the marketing and higher education fields. She is responsible for Perkins Grant data tracking, collection, and state reporting. She supplies data to major effort leaders, local improvement plan implementation team, and local advisory council for reporting and activity planning purposes.