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Vector Security Announces 2012 Loss Prevention Foundation Scholarship Winners

Posted By Jeaneen Bengtson, Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vector Security recently announced the winners of its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships four years ago in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry. The winners are:


LP Qualified Scholarship Recipients

Hart Brown, Rent-A-Center

Julio Cuba, Home Goods

Charles Garretson, TJ Maxx

Andrew Gourley, Wal-Mart Stores

Tyler Hail, Cabela's, Inc.

Hector Hernandez, Retired Law Enforcement Officer

Tyrone Macon, Marmaxx

Julie Morris, Lowe's Home Improvement

Matt Strope, Dick's Sporting Goods


LP Certified Scholarship Recipients

Angela Busby, Bealls Inc.

Kevin Foote, Staples, Inc.

Stephan Kimbrough, Dick's Sporting Goods

Brian LeClair, Cabela's, Inc.

Paul McGinley, Dollar Financial Group

Chris Scheutzow, Bed Bath & Beyond

Ryan Sobieski, Cabela's, Inc.

Jeff Troszak, Cabela's, Inc.

Marshandala Wilson, Fossil, Inc.


Canadian LPQualified Scholarship Recipients

Navtej Duggal, Winners Merchants International

Luis Maio, Asset Security & Protection

Stephanie Paraskevopulos, Toronto Police Service

Santo Zenone, Gap, Inc.


Canadian LPCertified Scholarship Recipients

Doug Carter, Easyhome LTD.

Stephen Kennedy, The Source – Electronics

Douglas Smith, Sephora Beauty, Canada


Chosen from more than 125 applicants, the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds and, for the first time, include seven Canadian-based winners. "In making our selection, we look for individuals who express the highest level of desire for the opportunity, as well as those who have a positive outlook as to how they will use this program to enhance their value to their respective employers,” said Michael Grady, Executive Vice President of Vector Security. "Persistence and demonstrated career progression are also important. Seven of this year's winners had submitted applications in prior years and didn't give up after the first try.”

Grady added that the company's commitment to supporting the scholarship program remains steadfast. "The LPQ and LPC certification courses were designed by the LPF to fill a void that could not be filled elsewhere. Now that these courses have taken root in the minds of loss prevention professionals, they have grown immensely popular. Vector Security is honored to be part of an effort to make these scholarships available to worthy individuals who otherwise may not be able to afford them.”

"With support from Vector Security, last year we broadened the use of the LPQ course to a new type of position at one of the nation's largest auto parts and service retailers,” said Gene Smith, LPF President. "The retailer chose to educate their Margin Control Specialists, who make certain that shrinkage is kept at a minimum within the supply and sales chain. This marked a milestone in the use of the LPQ to help educate non-LP personnel.”

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