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Students saw a need and took action to do something about it. M’Kaila Isom (MSHA Class 57), Mya Buckner (MSHA Class 58) and Rani Thakker (MSHA Class 58) created the School of Health Professions (SHP) Blazer Closet.

The SHP Blazer Closet allows all SHP students and recent alumni to obtain professional attire for career fairs, networking events, internships, interviews, and other career-related occasions. It contains a variety of professional dress options that have been donated by alumni, employees, and friends of SHP.

The professional clothing closet is located inside the SHP Office of Student Services and Advising suite in room SHPB 230F.


    SHP Blazer Closet
  • The SHP Blazer Closet is available to all SHP students.
  • SHP alumni can use the closet up until one year after graduation.
  • Depending on inventory, students may take up to three items or enough items to form one complete outfit (jacket, shirt/blouse, pants, etc.) from the closet per year.
  • All items in the closet are free thanks to the generosity of SHP alumni, employees, and friends.
  • If you accept items, you must write a thank you letter to a donor who has contributed to the closet.
  • To request an appointment to shop in the SHP Blazer Closet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 205-934-4194.
  • Appointments should be booked at least 24 hours before the event for which clothing is needed.

MKaila IsomM’Kaila Isom (MSHA Class 57)

“When I first came to the program, I noticed that the student lounge was utilized as a makeshift career closet. Professional clothes were folded in a corner or hung on a rack for anyone in need. However, I knew that there had to be a more accessible way to not only reach our students' program, but within the entire department. I began the process of finding and securing a new closet space with the help of my team. Not long after, bags of clothes and hygienic items were donated to the SHP Blazer Closet, and our drive has been a fast-growing success.”