University Credit Union Welcomes Hopkins as Community Engagement Manager in Bangor

University Credit Union is pleased to welcome Brittany Hopkins to the credit union’s growing team of Community Engagement Managers (CEMs), who represent UCU in communities across the state. From UCU’s headquarters at 15 Main Street in Orono, Hopkins will cover central Maine alongside community engagement managers Jenn Deschene in Près Isle and Lesley Ridge in Portland.

UCU Community Engagement Managers are positive, passionate, and driven University Credit Union ambassadors who strive to build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the financial well-being of residents of Maine. They volunteer and participate in local activities; serving on non-profit boards and committees; organize financial education workshops and events to improve financial literacy; engaging with municipalities, schools and local institutions as a community partner; and identify financial sponsorship opportunities.

“Our growing community engagement team continues to be a positive force in communities across the state of Maine,” said Renee Ouellette, President and CEO of University Credit Union. “Jenn, Lesley and Brittany are on the ground every day, listening and engaging and providing financial education, sponsorship and volunteer service where it’s needed most.”

Hopkins joins UCU from the University of Maine, where she has worked in the Admissions Office and the Advanced Structures and Composites Center since 2016. While at UMaine, Hopkins worked with campus partners to launch the program delayed retention of Black Bear PAWS students; management of teams of graduate assistants, student ambassadors and tourist guides; events planned and executed on campus; and developed a new interactive online campus virtual tour experience for prospective students and families. Hopkins graduated in 2016 from the University of Maine at Farmington and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Language and Child Development.

University Credit Union is an innovative, full-service cooperative institution designed to improve the financial well-being of its owner members at every stage of life. UCU is Maine’s sixth-largest credit union by total assets and total members and has seven outlets across the state located in Orono, Bangor, Farmington, Gorham, Portland, and Près Isle. For more information, visit

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