2020 LPF Certification Scholarship Recipients Announced

$21,335 awarded to support loss prevention continuing education

Vector Security Networks announced the recipients of its 2020 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships that provide financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain LPqualified (LPQ) and LPcertified (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. Here are the 2020 recipients.

LPQ Scholarship Recipients
Jake Burch, Academy Sports + Outdoors
Samantha Byrne, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
Keith Cohen, US Army
Karen Klassen, Bob’s Discount Furniture
Mahendra Persaud, Fanatics
Anne-Marie Somers, Luxottica
Rickey Stubbs, TJ Maxx
Rachel Tisdale, Meijer
Daniel Tyler, Blain Supply/Blain’s Farm & Fleet
Enrique Yu, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)

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LPC Scholarship Recipients
Andrew Bailey, HomeGoods/TJX
Dawn Charbonneau, Luxottica
Audrey Kohler, Lowe’s
Lew McFarland, Tillys
Scott Pickrel, Walmart
Joseph Rapacz, Ascena Retail Group
Clifford Rustin, Nordstrom
Kim Sakevich, The Wireless Experience
Brandon Stuart, GPC (Napa Auto Parts)
Diane Valdez, Paradies Lagardere

LPQ Canadian Scholarship Recipient
Toseef Khan, Sunglass Hut

LPC Canadian Scholarship Recipients
Craig Smart, The Beer Store
Michelle Stebanuk, Walmart Canada

Michael Grady
Michael Grady

“Congratulations to this year’s recipients,” said Michael T. Grady, LPC, executive vice president of 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 284 scholarships totaling $283,795 since the program began in 2009.

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