Dr. Theresa B. Felder, president of Harford Community College, presented the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award to Weiping Qin at the College’s 65th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 25, 2023. Recipients of the award must attain outstanding success in their chosen profession, demonstrate a commitment to the community, and maintain an interest in and service to Harford Community College.
Qin, a 2020 graduate of Harford Community College, studied Business and Accounting. During his two years at Harford, he quickly became involved in campus life. He was elected president of the Student Government Association in 2019 and participated in alternative break service learning trips to New Orleans, Rome and Key West.
After Harford, Weiping joined the United States Navy and served for three years. While in the Navy, he was recognized with the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Outstanding Military Volunteer Service Medal.
In 2021, he established the Weiping Qin Freedom Scholarship with the Harford Community College Foundation to show his appreciation for the financial aid and scholarship support he received as a student while at Harford. The scholarship supports student leaders and students who have served in the military.
Weiping is a lifelong student, hoping to continue his education in a Public Administration program at Johns Hopkins University.