Vector Security® recently announced the winners of its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals in the U.S. and Canada.

$21,885 to support loss prevention continuing education in U.S. and Canada

Pittsburgh, PA - May 6, 2014: Vector Security® recently announced the winners of its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals in the U.S. and Canada seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.

The company began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry.

The 2014 winners are:

LPQ Scholarship Recipients

Eric Christopher, Staples, Inc.
Damir Gazizov, Hermes of Paris
Douglas Ginter, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Joseph Hughes, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Scott Johnson, Axcess-Financial
Valarie Mackey, Burke’s Outlet
Kyl McLaughlin, The Children’s Place, Inc.
David Scully, CVS/Caremark, Inc.
Robert Vautaw
Crystal Williams, Former Military

LPC Scholarship Recipients

Vernon Bales, Pep Boys, Inc.
Zakare Brownlee, Bealls, Inc.
Stephanie Critzos, Bloomingdale’s
Julio Cuba, TJX-Home Goods, Inc.
Jeremy Etzler, Cabela’s Inc.
Justin Matteson, The Sportsman’s Warehouse
Julie Morris, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Richard Oliver, Macy’s
Jordan Rivchun, DSW, Inc.
Joe Wojcik, Randalls/Tom Thumb

Canadian Scholarship Recipients

Daryl Blackmore, Shoppers Drug Mart
Adeyemi Femi-Collins, Club Monaco
Ken Lapierre, Cineplex Entertainment

“This years’ selection was especially difficult in that we received a record number of applications since we began awarding the scholarships in 2009,” said Michael T. Grady, LPC, Executive Vice President of Vector Security. “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.”

For more than 40 years, Vector Security, Inc. (www.vectorsecurity.com) has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches and authorized dealers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security solutions to more than 270,000 homes and businesses.

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