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
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
Tyrone Macon, Marmaxx
Julie Morris, Lowe's Home Improvement
Matt Strope, Dick's Sporting Goods
LP Certified Scholarship
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.
Navtej Duggal, Winners Merchants International
Luis Maio, Asset Security & Protection
Stephanie Paraskevopulos, Toronto Police
Santo Zenone, Gap, Inc.
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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