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University Credit Union to Match Ending Hunger Donations Through December 31

UCU will donate up to $25,000 to help end hunger in Maine ORONO, Maine (December 1, 2021) – For the fourth consecutive year, University Credit Union (UCU) is matching donations to help end hunger in Maine, up to a total of $25,000. Donations made online or in-person at any UCU location between November 15 and December…

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Jenn Deschene Joins United Way of Aroostook Board of Directors

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (November 19, 2021) – The United Way of Aroostook has appointed UCU Community Engagement Manager Jenn Deschene to the organization’s volunteer board of directors. The United Way of Aroostook is uniquely positioned to break the cycle of poverty and create stronger communities in northern Maine, as a funder of Community Impact Grants…

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International Credit Union Day 2021

October 21st is International Credit Union Day (ICU Day)!

October 19, 2021 Every year credit unions from around the world come together to celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) to help raise awareness about what credit unions mean for their members and communities. This year’s ICU Day theme, “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow,”™ speaks to the efforts credit unions contribute to…

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UCU Named Among Best Places to Work in Maine.

University Credit Union Named Among Maine’s 2021 Best Places to Work

ORONO, Maine (September 29, 2021) – University Credit Union (UCU) was recently named as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program…

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Maine Credit Union League Honors UCU’s Renee Ouellette as “Outstanding Credit Union CEO” of the Year

ORONO, Maine (August 31, 2021) – At its annual convention held Thursday and Friday, August 19 and 20 in Portland, the Maine Credit Union League presented University Credit Union President and CEO Renee Ouellette with the 2021 James M. Gratto Award for Outstanding Credit Union CEO. UCU employees nominated Ouellette for her extraordinary leadership of…

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University Credit Union Introduces Community Engagement Team

ORONO, Maine (August 31, 2021) – University Credit Union (UCU) is pleased to announce Jenn Deschene and Lesley Ridge as the credit union’s new Community Engagement Managers. Ridge and Deschene will represent UCU in communities throughout the state, engaging with members, businesses, nonprofits, local leaders, and others to support financial literacy, volunteerism, and public service.…

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Use #ilovemycreditunion on July 30th!

Help us inspire Authentic, high-energy conversation on why we love our credit unions. On July 30th, credit unions from all over will come together on social media with the purpose of showing the world what it means to be part of a credit union and why we love it! Join us on social media on…

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UCU Awards Scholarships to Seven University of Maine System and Maine Maritime Academy Students

ORONO, Maine (June 17, 2021) –Annually, University Credit Union (UCU) awards scholarships to students from each University of Maine System institution and Maine Maritime Academy to support students’ pursuit of higher education . “We continue to be inspired by Maine student’s perseverance as they pursue their education, especially overcoming the challenges they faced due to…

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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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