Northwestern Department of Social Work seeking donations for 10th Annual ‘Primp for Prom’

February 2, 2024

Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Woodward High School are seeking donations for their 10th annual Primp for Prom event March 14-15 in Woodward

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Social Work and Woodward High School are joining forces once again for the 10th annual “Primp for Prom” event March 14-15 in Woodward and are seeking donations of formal dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories.

Primp for Prom is an annual spring event for high school students in the northwest/tristate area to pick out formal attire and accessories at no charge. Donations may be dropped off at Woodward High School at 13th and Downs Avenue or the Northwestern-Woodward campus at 2007 34th Street in Woodward. Donations will also be accepted in the social work offices at the Alva and Enid campus locations. This year’s event will take place at the Woodward High School practice gym on Thursday, March 14, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“The Northwestern Department of Social Work is always honored to co-sponsor Primp for Prom with Woodward High School,” Dr. Kylene Rehder, social work department chair and professor of social work, said. “It is an incredible event that promotes inclusion and provides gorgeous dresses and accessories for free to area high school students. The generosity of others is the only way this event happens, so we are grateful to our donors.”

Students will be able to choose from all sizes, styles and colors that are donated. Fitting rooms also will be available for trying on dresses. Sneak peeks of the dresses will be available department of social work’s Facebook ( and Instagram pages (@nwosu_socialwork).

Contact Rehder at or Stefanie Alexander at (580) 256-2858 for more information.


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