Vector Security Bestows 2019 Loss Prevention Foundation Scholarships

This year, Vector’s annual LPF scholarship program awarded $23,525 in support of continuing education for loss prevention professionals.

PITTSBURGH — Vector Security Networks, a leading integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multisite businesses, has named the recipients of its 2019 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships.

Each year the program provides financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications. The 2019 awards totaled $23,525, according to Vector Security Networks, a division of Vector Security.

The company began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry. Each year, loss prevention professionals, or those interested in a career in loss prevention, are invited to apply.

The 2019 recipients are:

LPQ Scholarship Recipients 

Cody Bratton, United Supermarkets

Nina Bryson, student

Paul Burgess, AAFES

Meghan Cloidt, J.Crew

Michael Curtin, Harris Teeter

Lahela DeVera, AAFES

Amparito Edwards, AAFES

Scott Levengard, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Andrew Porterfield, AAFES

Laura Schmidt, AAFES

LPC Scholarship Recipients

Ryan Ballard, Ulta Beauty

Stacey Brinig-Baker, Columbia Sportswear Co.

Amanda Cosgrove, Meijer

Karlyn Crotty, Meijer

Dave Harben, Ascena Retail Group

Shayne Harris, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Katherine Kolean, Meijer

Chris Lysy, PetSmart

Danielle Maksic, Kohl’s Department Store Geoffrey Masters, Big Lots Stores

David McCreary, Lowe’s Home Improvement Joseph Park, Heinens

Steven Prinz, Bealls

LPQ Canadian Scholarship Recipient

Boluwaji Adedayomi, Lowe’s Canada

LPC Canadian Scholarship Recipient

Marcelo Lopez, Payless ShoeSource Canada

The company says it has awarded 256 scholarships totaling $256,985 since the program began in 2009.

“Every year, we receive a high volume of applications from deserving individuals, and this year was no exception,” states Michael T. Grady, LPC, executive vice president of Vector Security Networks. “While the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds, they each express the highest level of desire for the opportunity. In addition, they all possess a positive outlook as to how they will use this program to enhance the value they bring to their respective employers and to the profession. We are pleased to help them advance their career aspirations.”

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