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Derek Hebert, Business Services Manager, presents a check to Providence Place Sober Living.
Derek Hebert (left), UCU Business Services Manager, presents a check to Providence Place Sober Living in Portland.

UCU Awards $50,000 in JNE Recovery Grants to Maine Small Businesses

Funding to help small businesses reopen, retain employees and recover from pandemic ORONO, Maine (June 15, 2021) – University Credit Union announced the awarding of $5,550 recovery grants to nine central and southern Maine healthcare, hospitality, education and telecommunication organizations to help them reopen or stay in operation, hire and/or retain staff, and recover from…

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Stephanie Beck, VP of Marketing and Community Development, Renee Ouellette, President & CEO, and Michael Connors, Senior Marketing Specialist, pose with the two Diamond Awards in the plaza of UCU's Orono headquarters.
Pictured from left: Stephanie Beck, VP of Marketing & Community Development; Renee Ouellette, President & CEO; Michael Connors, Senior Marketing Specialist.

University Credit Union Shines at 2021 CUNA Diamond Awards

UCU awarded Category’s Best for new logo and Diamond Award for rebrand at national industry event ORONO, Maine (May 27, 2021) – University Credit Union (UCU) was recently recognized for its vibrant new branding, receiving two highly regarded awards for the new UCU logo and “How Do UCU” branding. The awards were presented at this…

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University Credit Union Renews Multi-Year Sponsorship of Student Athletics at the University of Maine at Farmington

FARMINGTON, Maine (May 19, 2021) – University Credit Union (UCU) is pleased to announce the renewal of a longstanding athletic sponsorship agreement with University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) Athletics. The three-year agreement provides UMF Athletics with $15,000 in additional funding for venue improvements, equipment upgrades, special services/events, and other activities not included in the…

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Maine Senate Confirms University Credit Union President and CEO Renee Ouellette to Finance Authority of Maine Board of Directors

ORONO and AUGUSTA, Maine (April 12, 2021) – University Credit Union (UCU) announced the Maine State Senate has confirmed the appointment of UCU President and CEO Renee Ouellette to the Finance Authority of Maine’s volunteer Board of Directors, effective March 8, 2021. Maine Governor Janet T. Mills nominated Ouellette to fill the board’s designated CPA…

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University Credit Union Announces Succession of Longtime Board Chair Gerald Hayman, Jr.

UCU Director Peter Reid to serve as board chair ORONO, Maine (March 1, 2021) – University Credit Union today announced the planned retirement of longtime board chair Gerald “Jerry” Hayman, Jr. after 29 years of dedicated service to the credit union. Succeeding Hayman as chair is Peter Reid, an Assistant Dean at the University of…

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University Credit Union Scholarship Application Now Open for 2021

ORONO, Maine (February 22, 2021) – University Credit Union is pleased to announce the application period for the annual UCU Scholarship is now open online: http://www.ucumaine.com/scholarship/. The UCU Scholarship is awarded annually to students furthering their undergraduate education at each of the seven University of Maine System campuses and Maine Maritime Academy. Since beginning its…

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University Credit Union Adapts Annual “Ending Hunger” Campaign to COVID-19, Announces Donation Match up to $25,000

ORONO, Maine (December 18, 2020) – Since 2017, more than $56,000 has been raised for food assistance programs on University of Maine System campuses through the UCU Ending Hunger on Campus campaign, traditionally held during the month of December. This year, University Credit Union is matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000 and…

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Focus on Fun Earns University Credit Union Fifth “Best Places to Work in Maine” Recognition

UCU rises in annual ranking of Medium Employers to #18, up from #37 in 2019 ORONO, Maine (October 26, 2020) – University Credit Union (UCU) is honored to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine for a fifth year, landing at #18 in the Medium Employer Category for 2020, up…

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University Credit Union Unveils Modern Brand Look, New Website Centered Around “U”

ORONO, Maine (October 9, 2020) – University Credit Union (UCU) today formally announced the launch of a vibrant new brand look across its physical and digital landscapes, including the launch of a new website: www.ucumaine.com. Throughout the remainder of 2020, UCU will be rolling out its new brand look featuring updated signage at its physical…

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Here for U: UCU partners with Town of Orono to offer no-interest loans to Orono businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Town of Orono and University Credit Union Partner to Provide COVID-19 Relief Loan for Orono Businesses

ORONO, Maine (September 25, 2020) – The Town of Orono and University Credit Union (UCU) today announced the availability of no-interest relief loans for Orono-based businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those that have remained open, are planning to reopen, are closed temporarily, or have furloughed employees. “Small businesses are the heart of Maine’s…

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