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Ten IOBSE Student Members Receive LPQ Scholarships to Support Career Advancement



Matthews, NC (May 19, 2015) – The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) awarded 10 students LPQualified (LPQ) scholarships during the recent annual conference of the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE), held at The Home Depot Store Support Center in Atlanta, GA.

The scholarships were for the LPQ certification-review course that will prepare students to take the LPQ examination and earn a widely-recognized certification for the loss prevention industry. The LPQ courses were provided by ebay, inc. and the exams were provided by LPF.

Fanchon Barnes, LPF's Diversity Committee Member made the presentations to the following students who were selected by the IOBSE Board Members, Education Committee and Advisors of the IBOSE:

The IOBSE LPQualified scholarship award winners are as follows:

Angel Thurman - University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
Jamarus Robinson - Florida A&M University
Johnson Jean - Florida Memorial University
Clifton Craig - Bethune Cookman University
Calvana Cedant - Clark-Atlanta University
Darnell Wallace - Harris-Stowe State University
Tarlise Strickland -Harris-Stowe State University
Ciera Washington - Georgia Piedmont Technical College
TyShawn Johnson - North Carolina Central University
Kianna Sill - Georgia Piedmont Technical University

"It is our pleasure to recognize these exceptional students that the IOBSE selects to attend its annual conference. On behalf of ebay, inc. it is our pleasure to assist in their continued education", said Paul Jones, LPC, Senior Director Global Asset Protection, ebay, inc. and Chairman of LPF's Diversity Committee.

About the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF)
The Loss Prevention Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2006, by industry-leading professionals to serve the loss prevention and asset protection industry. Their mission is to advance the loss prevention profession by providing relevant, convenient and challenging educational resources. LPF is responsible for administering the industry’s two-tiered certification program, the LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC), on-line educational resources and the loss prevention professional membership program. For further information, visit

About The International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE)
The International Organization of Black Security Executive (IOBSE) is a non-profit organization. The IOBSE was founded in 1982 by six black men who were attending the American Society for Industrial Security (now ASIS International) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their mission is to impart professional resources to aid in the integration of security management into business operations, provide education and training to keep practitioners and students abreast of current trends in security operations and technology and assist in professional networking in order to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, knowledge and experience.



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