Vector Security Announces 2023 LPF Scholarship Recipients

Vector Security Networks, a division of Vector Security Inc. and a single-source integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi-site businesses, announced the recipients of its 2023 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.

This year’s recipients are:

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LPQ Scholarship Recipients

Kathryn Aldrich, Lowe’s

Chad Collins, Big Lots

Steven Eubanks, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Nicholas Kale, Home Depot

Derek Martin, Meijer

Valerie Rowe, TJX

Gia Skrivanich,TJX

Christian Sparto, Walmart

Gregory Webb, Lowe’s

Mathias Zillich Ortiz, Walgreens


LPC Scholarship Recipients

Wendy Blanco, Lowe’s

Nathan Dickey, Victoria’s Secret

Daniel Donten, Lowe’s

Mikyas Girma, Nordstrom Canada

Derek Knight, Bealls

Adon Lloyd, Lowe’s

Artur Matos, TJX

Lester Salangsang, Luxottica

Felicia Schmidt, Meijer

Louis Shi, Walgreens

Sean Slattery, Safeway

Jereme Tiernan, Pattison Food Group

Kylie VanVechten, Meijer

Dave Fisher
Dave Fisher

“Congratulations to this year’s recipients,” said Dave Fisher, LPC, 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 Networks has awarded 350 scholarships totaling more than $345,000 since the program began in 2009.

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