Guthrie School of Medical Lab Sciences Announces Graduating Class of 2018

The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Sciences is pleased to announce its graduating class of 2018.  Six members of the graduating class will now join the Guthrie Clinic Medical Laboratory.   

This year’s graduates are Blaine Elliott, Clark Domenico, Kari Wells, and local residents Jaine Cantale from Towanda. Pa., Julia Peterson from Apalachin, N.Y., Whitney Hungerford from Elmira, N.Y., Malisa Nichols from Towanda, Pa. and Melissa Congdon from Gillett, Pa.

The school recently held its 69th graduation ceremony on the Guthrie Sayre campus. Awards and comments were presented by Program Director, Brian Spezialetti, M.S., MT(ASCP). Kari Wells was named the class valedictorian and Julia Peterson was named salutatorian. 

The Medical Laboratory Sciences program at Guthrie is a one-year internship which accepts students with a four-year degree in biology or other sciences from affiliated universities to prepare graduates to become certified, licensed medical laboratory professionals.  The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital program is affiliated with eight colleges in Pennsylvania and New York State.  For more information, please contact the program at 

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.


Medical Laboratory Science Class of 2018

(L-R): Brian Spezialetti, Program Director, Whitney Hungerford, Malisa Nichols, Jaine Cantale, Julia Peterson, Blaine Elliott, Clark Domenico, Kari Wells, and Melissa Congdon.