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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