Vector Security, Inc. Announces 2017 Loss Prevention Foundation Scholarship Winners

May 4, 2017

More than $23,875 given to support loss prevention continuing education.

PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2017 – Vector Security recently announced the winners of its 2017 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals 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 2017 winners are:

LPQ Scholarship Recipients

Melissa Allen, Marshalls /TJX Corporation
Bianca Bennett, Giant of Landover, LLC
Paulina Garcia, Lowe's Home Improvement
Jessica Hart-Ohalloran, Marshalls /TJX Corporation
Ron Houk, Stein Mart, Inc.
Kylee Johnson, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Oklahoma & North Texas
Dustin Kelty, Belk
Eric Mizner, HomeGoods/TJX Corporation
Michael Muysenberg, Kroger Co.
Cinthia Sadauskas, Ikea

LPC Scholarship Recipients

Kathleen Avariano, Hermes of Paris
Chuck Bailey, CFI, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.
Clyde Bentzel, Gabriel Brothers
Robert Borowski, Rent-A-Center
Stephen Boyd, Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Danielle Butler, Bealls
Adam Cooper, Belk Inc.
Jill Ellison, Lowe's Home Improvement
Douglas Fessenden, RH - Restoration Hardware
Nathan Hamblin, PetSmart
James Lapcevic, Luxottica
Peter Lewandowski, Dick's Sporting Goods
Michael Provencio, Staples, Inc.
Brigette Ross, Petco Animal Supplies
Derrik Welsh, A'GACI LLC

“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 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. Congratulations to them all!”

Vector Security has awarded 209 scholarships totaling more than $213,220 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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