Vector Security Networks, a division of Vector Security, Inc., and the single‐source integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi‐site businesses, announces the recipients of its 2021 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals and hopefuls 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 in this rapidly‐growing industry. Each year, loss prevention professionals, or those interested in a career in loss prevention, are invited to apply.
The 2021 recipients are:
LPQ Scholarship Recipients
Christopher Black, The TJX Companies
John Carlone, Bob’s Discount Furniture
Colleen Henderson, Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.
Kira Kendall‐Henson, Lowe's
Jessica Rossner, Nebraska Furniture Mart
Melissa Tyler‐Patterson, Meijer Inc.
Francisco Villanueva, Luxottica
Christopher Walker, Big Lots
Peter Wersted, The Home Depot
Derrick Williams, Oakley Inc.
LPC Scholarship Recipients
Christopher Buszka, Petco
Collin Dole, Meijer Inc.
David Hucks, Beall’s Inc.
Wesley Kellum, Lowe’s
Elena Mancha, The TJX Companies
Chloe McLearn, Rite Aid Pharmacy
Connor Pease, The TJX Companies
Heaven Poirot, Southeastern Grocers
Nicole Toyloy, Walgreens
Russell Ward, Albertsons Safeway LLC
LPC Canadian Scholarship Recipient
Kyle Botha, Loblaw Companies Limited
“Congratulations to this year’s recipients,” said Gary Fraser, vice president of sales for Vector Security Networks. “Each year, we receive a large number of applications from deserving individuals, and this year was no exception. While the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds, they each express the highest level of desire for the opportunity, and share 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.”
Including the latest recipients, Vector Security has awarded 307 scholarships totaling $305,130 since the program began in 2009.