Saturday marked graduation day at Edinboro University.

Interim President Dr. Michael J. Hannan presided over the undergraduate ceremony in the McComb Fieldhouse and the graduate ceremony in Louis C. Cole Auditorium.

Edinboro conferred 620 bachelor and associate degrees and 155 master's degrees and post-graduate certificates.

It was a challenging year for the university. Students wondered what the fate will be for several programs at the school because of funding concerns in the State System of Higher Education.

University President Dr. Fred Walker resigned after inappropriate remarks in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dr. Hannan called it a celebration of hard work as Edinboro looks to the future.

"Our former president had what he called a path forward for the university that looked at raising admission standards and the academic stature of the university, as well as developing a lot of new academic programs," said Dr. Hannan. "[We're] moving forward and really defining what we call the Edinboro experience for all of our graduates, and we are sticking with that path."

Edinboro will announce several new programs in the fall that have high student interest. It has already announced a new MBA program.