Vector Security recently announced the winners of its 2016 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals in the U.S. and Canada 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 for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry.
The 2016 winners are:
LPQ Scholarship Recipients
Janette Aidnik – Nugget Market
Marvin Amador – Bloomingdale’s
Daniel Castro – Best Buy
Robert DeLellis – Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Jeremy Faries – United Supermarkets LLC
Vanessa Hernandez – Hermes of Paris
Vesna Ikanovic – Cabela’s Retail Inc.
Christa Matthews – Dick’s Sporting Goods
Terrell Matthews – Gabe’s/ Rugged Wearhouse
Nathan Suen – Restoration Hardware
LPC Scholarship Recipients
Adam Ainsworth – DownEast Outfitters
Richard Andre – CVSHealth
Roberto Borges – Ralph Lauren Corporation
Kevin Dodson – Dick’s Sporting Goods
Michelle Langford – Albertsons/Safeway
Donald Latendresse – Bealls Outlet
Ryan McCarthy – Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Jim Mires – DSW, Inc.
Kimberly Phiippi – Marshalls / TJX Corporation
Anthony Tomassi – Dick’s Sporting Goods
Canadian Scholarship Recipient
David Kita – Hudson’s Bay Company
“Each year, we receive a high volume of applications from deserving individuals, and this year was no exception,” said Michael T. Grady, LPC, Executive Vice President of Vector Security. “While the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds, they each express the highest level of desire for the opportunity. In addition, they all possess 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.”
Vector Security has awarded 179 scholarships totaling more than $168,300 since the program began in 2009.