Vector Security Announces 2014 Loss Prevention Foundation Scholarship Winners
Vector Security recently announced the winners of its 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 2014 winners are:
LPQ Scholarship Recipients
Eric Christopher, Staples, Inc.
Damir Gazizov, Hermes of Paris
Douglas Ginter, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Joseph Hughes, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Scott Johnson, Axcess-Financial
Valarie Mackey, Burke’s Outlet
Kyl McLaughlin, The Children’s Place, Inc.
David Scully, CVS/Caremark, Inc.
Crystal Williams, Former Military
LPC Scholarship Recipients
Vernon Bales, Pep Boys, Inc.
Zakare Brownlee, Bealls, Inc.
Stephanie Critzos, Bloomingdale’s
Julio Cuba, TJX-Home Goods, Inc.
Jeremy Etzler, Cabela’s Inc.
Justin Matteson, The Sportsman’s Warehouse
Julie Morris, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Richard Oliver, Macy’s
Jordan Rivchun, DSW, Inc.
Joe Wojcik, Randalls/Tom Thumb
Canadian Scholarship Recipients
Daryl Blackmore, Shoppers Drug Mart
Adeyemi Femi-Collins, Club Monaco
Ken Lapierre, Cineplex Entertainment
“This years’ selection was especially difficult in that we received a record number of applications since we began awarding the scholarships in 2009,” said Michael T. Grady, 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.”