Vector Security recently announced the winners of its 2017 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals 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 2017 winners are:
LPQ Scholarship Recipients
Melissa Allen, Marshalls /TJX Corporation
Bianca Bennett, Giant of Landover, LLC
Paulina Garcia, Lowe’s Home Improvement
Jessica Hart-Ohalloran, Marshalls /TJX Corporation
Ron Houk, Stein Mart, Inc.
Kylee Johnson, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Oklahoma & North Texas
Dustin Kelty, Belk
Eric Mizner, HomeGoods/TJX Corporation
Michael Muysenberg, Kroger Co.
LPC Scholarship Recipients
Kathleen Avariano, Hermes of Paris
Chuck Bailey, CFI, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.
Clyde Bentzel, Gabriel Brothers
Robert Borowski, Rent-A-Center
Stephen Boyd, Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Danielle Butler, Bealls
Adam Cooper, Belk Inc.
Jill Ellison, Lowe’s Home Improvement
Douglas Fessenden, RH – Restoration Hardware
Nathan Hamblin, PetSmart
James Lapcevic, Luxottica
Peter Lewandowski, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Michael Provencio, Staples, Inc.
Brigette Ross, Petco Animal Supplies
Derrik Welsh, A’GACI LLC
“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 Networks. “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. Congratulations to them all!”
Vector Security has awarded 209 scholarships totaling more than $213,220 since the program began in 2009.