More than $22,000 given to support loss prevention continuing education in U.S. and Canada
PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2015 – 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 2015 winners are:
LPQ Scholarship Recipients
Nakhshab Arshad, Vector Intelligent Solutions
Melissa Bowers, Dollar Financial Group
Brad Donatille, Sears Holdings Corporation
Monika Espinoza, Louis Vuitton
Rodney Grove II, Meijer, Inc.
Jason Guiste, Lowe's Home Improvement Center
Aubrey Hummer, Vector Intelligent Solutions
Melissa Mantz, Pep Boys Auto
Brandie Manzo, PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
Tiffany Paxton, Lowe's Home Improvement Center
Danielle Trombino, CVS Health
Bill Wilbur, Tuesday Morning
LPC Scholarship Recipients
Heather DePalma, Goodwill of Southwestern PA
Navtej Duggal, Securitas Canada
Chase Frederick, Dick's Sporting Goods
Jeffrey Hedges, Cabela's
Cameron Hess, Belk
Charlyne Lagudi, Pep Boys Auto
Sarah McCoin, Hibbett Sporting Goods
Mike Rodriguez, Superior Grocers
Eddie Runyon, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
David Scully, CVS Health
Ryan Shedd, SpartanNash
Santo Zenone, Gap, Inc.
“This year we received a record number of applications, making the selection process especially difficult,” 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.”
Vector Security has awarded 158 scholarships totaling more than $145,500 since the program began in 2009.
For nearly 50 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, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. 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 and automation solutions to nearly 386,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.