Graduation candidates, congratulations on your outstanding achievement. Graduation is a symbol of your determination and the value you have placed on education and all that it will mean to you for the rest of your life. You have worked diligently towards the successful completion of your educational goals. You are now ready to continue your academic endeavors or to begin your professional life. And the Houston Community College team – trustees, faculty, administrators, and staff – are proud of sharing this moment with you. Wherever life may take you, congratulations on your educational achievement and may you have many more successes.