The Berkeley Student Cooperative Alumni Association

The BSCAA (formerly the USCA) is a 501(c)(3) charity composed of alumni who lived, worked, and learned together in the Berkeley Student Cooperative.
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For 25 years we’ve helped BSC alumni keep in touch and give back to the co-ops.

We’ve funded undergraduate scholarships, hosted house-level alumni reunions, provided assistance to college students experiencing homelessness, created a bond program to help undocumented co-opers arrested for immigration-only offenses, collaborated with local cooperatives, donated tens of thousands of dollars to support the BSC through COVID-19, and put on countless events connecting alumni with students and each other.

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Meet the Board of Representatives

Analise Electra Smith-Hinkley

President


Cloyne 2008, Oscar Wilde 2009-10

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Jim Ausman

Vice President


Chateau House 1990-93

Jim served on the Board of Directors of the USCA for two years, mostly as the VP of Finance. He was the Board President one summer, the summer they decided to foreclose on Barrington and get it back from the man they had sold it to. Other accomplishments were to raise rent slightly to tackle the backlog of deferred maintenance and to allow any students from any college to join the USCA, not just Berkeley. There was a vacancy problem in this era. Jim would like to add more structure to the Board’s projects and goals and his experience as a Project Manager proves useful therein.

Margie Guillory

Treasurer


Hoyt Hall 1970-73, Northside Co-op 1974-78

Margie graduated from Berkeley with a degree in mathematics, two teaching credentials, and a certificate in accounting. She was involved with the BSC as the BSC’s first woman Maintenance Manager (1970-1972), first woman on Summer Maintenance Crew (1972), Decentralization & Inventory Control Clerk (1972-1975), A/P Bookkeeper (1975-1988) with a 6-month break to convert all houses to the Home Cooking Program in 1980, and BSC’s Accountant (1988-2012). She was inducted into the North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) Hall of Fame in 1990 as an Educator. She is now in a recovery program as the Treasurer of the BSCAA.

Nancy Brigham Blattel

Secretary


Barrington 1973-75, Rochdale 1975-76, Northside Apartments 1976-80

Nancy is currently Data Management Lead supporting UC’s database for fundraising and engagement needs. In 1996, she founded the BSC alumni association with a group of dedicated alumni who valued their experience, wanted to give back, and knew other alumni would want to as well. At the BSC, Nancy served on the student board and was vice president for three semesters. She graduated in 1977 with a degree in Social Welfare and then worked at the BSC Central Office in the housing department. She has had a long career of leadership with the Better Business Bureau and the Cal Alumni Association.

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We love hearing from you about your time in the co-ops!

Email us photos, memories, or fun updates at bscaa1996@gmail.com. We’re currently exploring ways to compile and celebrate our alumni’s co-op experiences, and we’d love to chat more with you.

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We’re able to fulfill our mission thanks to our alumni members! If you’re not one already, please consider joining the BSCAA as an annual or lifetime member. Feel free to reach out to us at bscaa1996@gmail.com or (415) 685-3943 with any specific questions; we’re happy to chat.

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