The Park Scholarships program community is saddened by the loss of William “Tripp” Donald Polen III, a member of the Class of 2003 and brother of Dr. Amy Polen Stallings ‘00.
Tripp, who graduated from NC State with a degree in business management and a minor in Spanish, was a vice president at Bank of America in Charlotte.
Park Class of 2003 Liaison Deb Kull is collecting photos and memories from classmates and others who knew Tripp. She will compile these and share them with the Polen family as a keepsake for Tripp’s 6-year-old daughter, Sophie.
Tripp was a proud supporter of the Park Scholarships program. He volunteered his time and talents to not only participate in candidate selection, but also to mentor current students and recent graduates in the program.
Many friends and family of Tripp have reached out to ask how they can help honor his memory and the impact that he made during his time with us. Outside of simply sharing photographs and memories, those who wish to do more are encouraged by the Polen family to make a gift to the Park Scholarships program in Tripp’s memory. You can do so online by including his name in the “Honoree” field.