Vector Security Announces 2013 LPF Scholarship Winners

April 22, 2013

Vector Security® recently announced the winners of its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships.

$18,500 in support to loss prevention professionals in U.S. and Canada

PITTSBURGH, PA, April 22, 2013 - 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 LPQ and LPC certifications. The company began awarding the scholarships five years ago to support career development and continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry.

The 2013 winners are:

LPQ Scholarship Recipients

Aleksandra Alfonso, Staples, Inc.
Jamie Bailey, Claires, Inc.
Joshua M. Blakely, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Eric Bosko, Richland County Sheriff’s Office
Christopher L. Kilgallon, Neiman Marcus
Jean-Henri Laprime, Sears Holding Corp.
Phillip Lawless, Rite Aid Corp.
Pradeep Sengupta, Garda Canada Security Corp.
Elizabeth Darby Tichenor, Lenscrafters
Tom Zimmerman, DSW, Inc.


LPC Scholarship Recipients

Larry Borden, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Dustin Brown, Spartan Stores, Inc.
William D’Narvarte, CVS Pharmacy
Jacob Gillette, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
Deborah Giordano, Deb Shops
Kevin Martin, Staples, Inc.
Eric Rode, LP Innovations, Inc.
Rui Rodrigues, Staples Canada, Inc.
Tonya Sjolin, Sur La Table
Kevin M. Turnbull, AAFES – Army and Air Force Exchange Services


“While the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds, they each express the highest level of desire for the opportunity,” said Michael Grady, Executive Vice President of Vector Security. “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. We are pleased to help them advance their career aspirations.”

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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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