Scholarships support LPQ and LPC certifications;
Recipients include seven Canadian-based applicants
Pittsburgh – April 17, 2012: Vector Security® recently announced the winners of its Loss
Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention
professionals seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the
scholarships four years ago in support of career development and continuing education for
professionals in this rapidly-growing industry.
The winners are:
LPQualified Scholarship Recipients
Hart Brown Rent-A-Center
Julio Cuba Home Goods
Charles Garretson TJ Maxx
Andrew Gourley Wal-Mart Stores
Tyler Hail Cabela’s, Inc.
Hector Hernandez Retired Law Enforcement Officer
Tyrone Macon Marmaxx
Julie Morris Lowe’s Home Improvement
Matt Strope Dick’s Sporting Goods
LPCertified Scholarship Recipients
Angela Busby Bealls Inc.
Kevin Foote Staples, Inc.
Stephan Kimbrough Dick’s Sporting Goods
Brian LeClair Cabela’s, Inc.
Paul McGinley Dollar Financial Group
Chris Scheutzow Bed Bath & Beyond
Ryan Sobieski Cabela’s, Inc.
Jeff Troszak Cabela’s, Inc.
Marshandala Wilson Fossil, Inc.
Canadian LPQualified Scholarship Recipients
Navtej Duggal Winners Merchants International
Luis Maio Asset Security & Protection
Stephanie Paraskevopulos Toronto Police Service
Santo Zenone Gap, Inc.
Canadian LPCertified Scholarship Recipients
Doug Carter Easyhome LTD.
Stephen Kennedy The Source – Electronics
Douglas Smith Sephora Beauty, Canada
Chosen from more than 125 applicants, the awardees represent a variety of professional
backgrounds and, for the first time, include seven Canadian-based winners. “In making our
selection, we look for individuals who express the highest level of desire for the opportunity, as
well as those who have a positive outlook as to how they will use this program to enhance their
value to their respective employers,” said Michael Grady, Executive Vice President of Vector
Security. “Persistence and demonstrated career progression are also important. Seven of this
year’s winners had submitted applications in prior years and didn’t give up after the first try.”
Grady added that the company’s commitment to supporting the scholarship program remains
steadfast. “The LPQ and LPC certification courses were designed by the LPF to fill a void that
could not be filled elsewhere. Now that these courses have taken root in the minds of loss
prevention professionals, they have grown immensely popular. Vector Security is honored to be
part of an effort to make these scholarships available to worthy individuals who otherwise may not
be able to afford them.”
“With support from Vector Security, last year we broadened the use of the LPQ course to a new
type of position at one of the nation’s largest auto parts and service retailers,” said Gene Smith,
LPF President. “The retailer chose to educate their Margin Control Specialists, who make certain
that shrinkage is kept at a minimum within the supply and sales chain. This marked a milestone in
the use of the LPQ to help educate non-LP personnel.”
For more than 40 years, Vector Security, Inc. (www.vectorsecurity.com) has been a premier
provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in
Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business
and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of
branches and authorized dealers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia
Contributionship, a private insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides costeffective,
technology-based security solutions to more than 250,000 homes and businesses.