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CUNA Financial Counseling Certifications equip credit union staff with the skills and knowledge to guide members to financial security

ORONO, Maine (November 27, 2019) – University Credit Union is pleased to announce three Campus Branch Managers have successfully completed the Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) through the Credit Union National Association, the most influential financial services trade association and the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions.

“With certified financial counselors on staff, credit unions are better able to help those experiencing financial difficulties, demonstrate the credit union difference,” according to CUNA’s website.

The following UCU employees recently completed the CUNA FiCEP program:

  • Lesley Ridge, of Portland, serves as the Campus Branch Manager at UCU’s University of Southern Maine campus location in Gorham.
  • Jennifer Deschene, of Presque Isle, serves as the Campus Branch Manager at UCU’s University of Maine at Presque Isle campus location.
  • Randy Manzo, of Brewer, Maine, serves as the Campus Branch Manager at UCU’s University of Maine campus location in Orono.

As a four-time Best Places to Work in Maine honoree, UCU is proud to recognize the accomplishments of its talented and dedicated employees. If you are interested in a rewarding career with UCU, please visit ucu.maine.edu/careers for information on available employment opportunities.

About University Credit Union
Established on the University of Maine campus in 1967, University Credit Union is an innovative, full-service financial institution with a mission to actively advance the financial well-being of our members in every stage of their lives. UCU is the sixth largest credit union in Maine in terms of total assets and the sixth largest in terms of total members. UCU has eight retail locations across the state serving the University of Maine System students, employees, and alumni and their families primarily. Branches are located in Orono, Bangor, Farmington, Gorham, Portland, and Presque Isle. For more information visit ucu.maine.edu.

 

group learning financial seminar

UCU Campus Branch Manager Lesley Ridge (seated at far left) leads a personal finance seminar at the University of Southern Maine Brooks Student Center. Ridge is one of three UCU Campus Branch Managers who recently completed the Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) through the Credit Union National Association. (Photo courtesy of Jake Holmes)

Jenn Deschene

Jenn Deschene (standing far right) planting Kennebec Potatoes at the UMPI Zillman Family Greenhouse dedication ceremony.

Randy Manzo

Randy Manzo readies to welcome students back to UMaine at move-in weekend.

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