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2021 VAST Graduation Information

HCC recognizes that commencement is an incredible accomplishment and festive time to be celebrated by our graduates and their families. 
Please join us in safely celebrating the Class of 2021

Virtual VAST Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m

For more information regarding the VAST Commencement, call 713-718-6833 or email

2021 VAST Spring Graduation Program

2021 VAST Commencement Speaker

2021 VAST Graduation Speaker - Tiffany GradyTiffany Grady

Tiffany Grady is an HCC and VAST Academy Alumni. After graduating from VAST, Tiffany continued her studies at HCC and went on to receive an Associate of Science Degree in Child Development. While at HCC she was inducted into the National Honor’s Society of Leadership and Success. 

Tiffany did not let her disability or any challenges get in the way of fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher.  Tiffany will be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Houston.

In addition to working and continuing her education, Tiffany has presented at conferences both in person and virtually representing the HCC-VAST Academy as a successful alumnus sharing her personal story and inspiring others to not give up on their dream of completing a college education.

She has been employed at HEB as a Customer Service Associate for the past 14 years where she has received numerous recognition such as “Employee Partner of the Month”.  Tiffany has also been an active volunteer with the Texas Children’s Museum, HCC Child Care Center, and The Buffalo Soldier’s Museum.

Tiffany’s advice to other students who may feel like they can’t reach their goals because of their disability is to “keep pushing themselves no matter how hard it gets. I want you to challenge yourself and don’t sit idle; teach yourself. As long as you are moving forward, you’ll gain ground on your goals.”

It's a Celebration!

  • Attend Official Graduation Events | Join us in celebrating the Class of 2021 during Official Grad Party and Events hosted by Student Life and Recreational Sports. Click here to register
  • Share Accomplishments on Social Media | Share your incredible achievement with your friends and family via social media using the official HCC Graduation photo filters on Instagram and Facebook

  • Special Messages to Grads | To acknowledge the hard work of our graduates, the Office of Student Life created a Kudos Board for Faculty and Staff to leave their congratulatory messages and remarks. 

Contact Us

VAST - Vocational Advancement and Skills Training

HCC Graduation Department

3100 Main, Houston, TX 77002