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June 4, 2021
El Paso, TX—FirstLight Federal Credit Union is unveiling their new virtual branch at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), inside the Medical Sciences Building II (MSB II), the home of the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine. The self-service branch will feature the latest technology in financial and credit union service, offering an Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) and private offices to speak to "live" video banking agents. Students, faculty/administrators, and TTUHSC El Paso staff can open new accounts, apply for loans, and even make wire transfers.  They too can set-up appointments to speak to licensed financial advisors to assist with financial planning and wealth management.

"We’re fortunate to partner with TTUHSC El Paso and excited to open our new virtual office," said President and CEO of FirstLight Federal Credit Union, Mr. Karl Murphy. "With the latest technology, we will be able to serve the on-the-go lifestyles of students, faculty/administrators, and TTUHSC El Paso team members." 

Earlier this year, FirstLight Federal Credit Union gifted funds to TTUHSC El Paso to support programs and scholarships over the next five years.  This too includes being a title sponsor for Medventure For Your Future, an annual middle-school STEM conference, as well as financially supporting the Red Raider Food Pantry, a campus-run food pantry which aims to reduce hunger and food insecurity among students.

"We’re excited to welcome FirstLight Federal Credit Union to our campus in such an innovative way, and proud of the good our continued partnership brings to the university," said TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A. "Access to the virtual branch will offer our campus community excellent tools for success in financial literacy. This is especially key for our students, who can receive the financial guidance they need to plan for the future. We’re grateful for FirstLight’s commitment to the next generation of health care heroes and look forward to providing our students, faculty and staff with the services they need from local community partners." 

The FirstLight Federal Credit Union virtual branch is physically located at 5001 El Paso Dr., El Paso, TX 79905.

About Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is the only health sciences center on the U.S.-Mexico border and serves 108 counties in West Texas that have been historically underserved and understudied. Total enrollment of students and residents is over 1,000 and the university employs nearly 2,000 individuals. TTUHSC El Paso medical, nursing, and biomedical sciences students provide over 19,000 service hours annually.

About FirstLight Federal Credit Union
FirstLight Federal Credit Union is a local financial cooperative serving over 100,000 members in the El Paso, Fort Bliss, and Las Cruces communities. Founded in 1955 by nine pioneers to help military and civilian personnel, the credit union has grown to $1.4 billion in assets serving El Paso, TX and Doña Ana, NM counties. To learn more about FirstLight and its Community Foundation, visit