2023 Press Releases
Kailey Washburn - Jasper High School Victor Peredez - Kountze High School
Eli Quinn - Lumberton High School Luke Watters - Silsbee High School
Christian Songe - Vidor High School Kinley Thompson - Warren High School
Paige Corn - Warren High School Julianna Alfaro - West Brook High School
Kaitlyn Koba - West Brook High School Olivia Johnson - West Brook High School
Architectural rendering of Lumberton branch exterior
Mike Rohr (, Director of Business Development, NewGround), Steve Clark (Regional VP of Business Development,
NewGround), Urjit Patel (EFFCU COO), Bruce Clark (EFFCU CFO), Kevin Conn (EFFCU President & CEO)
Dean Wilcoxen (architect, NewGround), Bruce Clark (EFFCU CFO), Urjit Patel (EFFCU COO), Shirlene Cook
(EFFCU Board of Directors), Kevin Conn (EFFCU President & CEO), Deborah Scroggins, Dr. Lula Henry (EFFCU
Board of Directors), Miriam Pekar (EFFCU Board of Directors), Chris Busch (EFFCU Board of Directors).
Lumberton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandra Womack, Education First Business Development Officer
Troy Bolser, and Robb Starr, Lumberton MUD District Manager.
One way that Education First supports education is through our Paying It Forward Program. Each time a member borrows with us, the credit union makes a donation on behalf of that member to the school of their choice. Since the program's inception in 2014, we have awarded over $357,000 in unrestricted funds to area schools. Find out how you can help us Pay it Forward today.
Read our press release to learn more about this year's Paying It Forward luncheon and donations.