Vector Security Announces 2016 Loss Prevention Foundation Scholarship Winners

June 6, 2016

More than $19,000 given to support loss prevention continuing education in U.S. and Canada

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2016 – Vector Security recently announced the winners of its 2016 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 2016 winners are:

LPQ Scholarship Recipients

Janette Aidnik, Nugget Market
Marvin Amador, Bloomingdale's
Daniel Castro, Best Buy
Robert DeLellis, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Jeremy Faries, United Supermarkets LLC
Vanessa Hernandez, Hermes of Paris
Vesna Ikanovic, Cabela's Retail Inc.
Christa Matthews, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Terrell Matthews, Gabe's/ Rugged Wearhouse
Nathan Suen, Restoration Hardware

LPC Scholarship Recipients

Adam Ainsworth, DownEast Outfitters
Richard Andre, CVSHealth
Roberto Borges, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Kevin Dodson, Dick's Sporting Goods
Michelle Langford, Albertsons/Safeway
Donald Paul Latendresse, Bealls Outlet
Ryan McCarthy, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Jim Mires, DSW, Inc.
Kimberly Phiippi, Marshalls / TJX Corporation
Anthony Tomassi, Dick's Sporting Goods

Canadian Scholarship Recipient

David Kita, Hudson’s Bay Company

“Each year, we receive a high volume of applications from deserving individuals, and this year was no exception,” 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 179 scholarships totaling more than $168,300 since the program began in 2009.

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About Vector Security

For more than 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. ( 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 400,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.

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