Pittsburgh, Penn – April 23, 2013: Vector Security recently announced the winners of its Loss
Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention
professionals in the U.S. and Canada seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. The
company began awarding the scholarships five years ago to support career development and
continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry.
The 2013 winners are:
LPQ Scholarship Recipients
Aleksandra Alfonso, Staples, Inc.
Jamie Bailey, Claires, Inc.
Joshua M. Blakely, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Eric Bosko, Richland County Sheriff’s Office
Christopher L. Kilgallon, Neiman Marcus
Jean-Henri Laprime, Sears Holding Corp.
Phillip Lawless, Rite Aid Corp.
Pradeep Sengupta, Garda Canada Security Corp.
Elizabeth Darby Tichenor, Lenscrafters
Tom Zimmerman, DSW, Inc.
LPC Scholarship Recipients
Larry Borden, Lowes Companies, Inc.
Dustin Brown, Spartan Stores, Inc.
William D’Narvarte, CVS Pharmacy
Jacob Gillette, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
Deborah Giordano, Deb Shops
Kevin Martin, Staples, Inc.
Eric Rode, LP Innovations, Inc.
Rui Rodrigues, Staples Canada, Inc.
Tonya Sjolin, Sur La Table
Kevin M. Turnbull, AAFES – Army and Air Force Exchange Services
“While the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds, they each express the
highest level of desire for the opportunity,” said Michael Grady, Executive Vice President of
Vector Security. “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. We are pleased to help
them advance their career aspirations.”