Vector Security®, Pittsburgh, announced the winners of its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals in the United States and Canada seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications. The $18,500 raised will support loss prevention continuing education in the United States and Canada.
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, LPC, 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.”