Vector Security Networks Announces 2019 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Scholarship Recipients

May 7, 2019

$23,525 awarded to support loss prevention continuing education.

PITTSBURGH, May 7, 2019 – Vector Security® Networks, a division of Vector Security, Inc., and a top 5 integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi-site businesses, announces the recipients of its 2019 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. Each year, loss prevention professionals, or those interested in a career in loss prevention, are invited to apply.

The 2019 recipients are:

LPQ Scholarship Recipients

Cody Bratton, United Supermarkets
Nina Bryson, Student
Paul Burgess, AAFES
Meghan Cloidt, J.Crew
Michael Curtin, Harris Teeter
Lahela DeVera, AAFES
Amparito Edwards, AAFES
Scott Levengard, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Andrew Porterfield, AAFES
Laura Schmidt, AAFES

LPC Scholarship Recipients

Ryan Ballard, Ulta Beauty
Stacey Brinig-Baker, Columbia Sportswear Co.
Amanda Cosgrove, Meijer, Inc.
Karlyn Crotty, Meijer, Inc.
Dave Harben, Ascena Retail Group
Shayne Harris, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Katherine Kolean, Meijer, Inc.
Chris Lysy, PetSmart
Danielle Maksic, Kohl’s Department Store
Geoffrey Masters, Big Lots Stores, Inc.
David McCreary, Lowe’s Home Improvement
Joseph Park, Heinens
Steven Prinz, Bealls Inc.

LPQ Canadian Scholarship Recipients

Boluwaji Adedayomi, Lowe’s Canada

LPC Canadian Scholarship Recipients

Marcelo Lopez, Payless ShoeSource Canada, Inc.

“Every 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 256 scholarships totaling $256,985 since the program began in 2009.


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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