More than $305,000 awarded to loss prevention professionals and hopefuls to date.
PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2021 – Vector Security Networks, a division of Vector Security, Inc., and the single-source integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi-site businesses, announces the recipients of its 2021 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals and hopefuls 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 in this rapidly-growing industry. Each year, loss prevention professionals, or those interested in a career in loss prevention, are invited to apply.
The 2021 recipients are:
LPQ Scholarship Recipients
Christopher Black, The TJX Companies
John Carlone, Bob’s Discount Furniture
Colleen Henderson, Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.
Kira Kendall-Henson, Lowe's
Jessica Rossner, Nebraska Furniture Mart
Melissa Tyler-Patterson, Meijer Inc.
Francisco Villanueva, Luxottica
Christopher Walker, Big Lots
Peter Wersted, The Home Depot
Derrick Williams, Oakley Inc.
LPC Scholarship Recipients
Christopher Buszka, Petco
Collin Dole, Meijer Inc.
David Hucks, Beall’s Inc.
Wesley Kellum, Lowe’s
Elena Mancha, The TJX Companies
Chloe McLearn, Rite Aid Pharmacy
Connor Pease, The TJX Companies
Heaven Poirot, Southeastern Grocers
Nicole Toyloy, Walgreens
Russell Ward, Albertsons Safeway LLC
LPC Canadian Scholarship Recipient
Kyle Botha, Loblaw Companies Limited
“Congratulations to this year’s recipients,” said Gary Fraser, Vice President of Sales for Vector Security Networks. “Each year, we receive a large number of applications from deserving individuals, and this year was no exception. While the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds, they each express the highest level of desire for the opportunity, and share 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.”
Including the latest recipients, Vector Security has awarded 307 scholarships totaling $305,130 since the program began in 2009.
About Vector Security Networks
Vector Security Networks (www.vectorsecuritynetworks.com) is a division of Vector Security, Inc., a single-source integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi-site businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies. Vector Security Networks serves nearly 90,000 national account sites across North America. Vector Security Networks has installed primary and secondary networks for some of the largest retailers and quick serve restaurants in the United States.
About The Loss Prevention Foundation
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is a not-for-profit 501 c (6) organization founded in 2006, by industry leading professionals to serve the loss prevention /asset protection industry. An international leader in educating and certifying loss prevention and asset protection professionals, LPF is responsible for administering the industry’s only internationally sanctioned LP credentials: LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC). With 24/7 online educational resources and a professional membership program, the LPF is able to educate the industry like no other organization of its kind, in the world. LPF is also focused on driving more talent to the industry from colleges, universities, military, and law enforcement. For more information, visit www.losspreventionfoundation.org.
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 400,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.