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.