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Vector Security® Announces 2012 Loss Prevention
Foundation Scholarship Winners

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
LPCertified Scholarship Recipients
Hart Brown Rent-A-Center Angela Busby Bealls Inc.
Julio Cuba Home Goods Kevin Foote Staples, Inc.
Charles Garretson TJ Maxx Stephan Kimbrough Dick’s Sporting Goods
Andrew Gourley Wal-Mart Stores Brian LeClair Cabela’s, Inc.
Tyler Hail Cabela’s, Inc. Paul McGinley Dollar Financial Group
Hector Hernandez Retired Law Enforcement Officer Chris Scheutzow Bed Bath & Beyond
Tyrone Macon Marmaxx Ryan Sobieski Cabela’s, Inc.
Julie Morris Lowe’s Home Improvement Jeff Troszak Cabela’s, Inc.
Matt Strope Dick’s Sporting Goods Marshandala Wilson Fossil, Inc.


LPQualified Scholarship Recipients
LPCertified Scholarship Recipients
Navtej Duggal Winners Merchants International Doug Carter Easyhome LTD.
Luis Maio Asset Security & Protection Stephen Kennedy The Source – Electronics
Stephanie Paraskevopulos Toronto Police Service Douglas Smith Sephora Beauty, Canada
Santo Zenone Gap, Inc.    

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 ourselection, 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."

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