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Dale Arens
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Dale Arens

Title/Position
Trademark Licensing Director
Dale is currently the Trademark Licensing Director at The University of Iowa, a position that he has held since 2002. Previously Dale directed The University of Iowa Athletics Department Merchandising Program from 1986 to 2002. Combined he has a diverse thirty plus years of experience in the collegiate licensed products industry as a buyer, seller, marketer, and licensor of college licensed products. Dale is an active member of the International Collegiate Licensing Association where he is a past-president, two term board member, and 2013 Hall of Fame inductee.

In addition to his Trademark Licensing duties, Dale is The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum Director where he oversees the operations of this unique museum and events center that celebrates the rich heritage of The University of Iowa Athletics history. Dale is an active member of the International Sports Heritage Association, and is a past board member of the organization.

Dale is active in his community; he currently serves on the board of directors of the Iowa City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. He and his wife have a son Luke, daughter-in-law Tracie, grandchildren Joshua and Ellianne, and daughter Kelsey and son-in-law Scott. A true Hawkeye family to the core, his wife holds a doctorate degree, his son, daughter-in-law, and daughter all hold master’s degrees from The University of Iowa.
Hannah Sieperda
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Hannah Sieperda

Title/Position
Trademark Licensing Assistant Director
Hannah graduated from The University of Iowa with a double major in English and Sport and Recreation Management. She started working with The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum as an intern in February of 2018. Hannah is from a small town in northwest Iowa called Rock Rapids. She enjoys reading, golfing, and playing with her beagle, Gil. 
Anna Thomas
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Anna Thomas

Title/Position
Accounting Intern
Anna is a junior at the University of Iowa from Morris, Illinois. She is pursuing an Accounting major with an International Business Certificate and anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2022. She began working for the Trademark Licensing Program and the Hall of Fame in January of 2020. Outside of work, she is an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, Tippie Business Honors Society, Women in Business, and the Accounting Club. She enjoys reading, playing intramural volleyball, hanging out with friends and family, and cheering on the Hawkeyes and New England Patriots in her free time.
Paul Eikenberry
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Paul Eikenberry

Title/Position
Intern
Paul is a sophomore at The University of Iowa pursuing a major in Management with a minor in Marketing within the Tippie College of Business. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program at The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum in January of 2020. On campus, Paul is an active member of the Tippie Judicial Board, Tippie Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Fraternity, and the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. He is from Neola, Iowa and enjoys spending time with friends, walking his dogs, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. Paul anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2023.
Bryce Buhlman
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Bryce Buhlman

Title/Position
Intern
Bryce is a Junior at The University of Iowa pursuing a major in Accounting within the Tippie College of Business with a minor in Communication. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in August of 2020. On campus, Bryce is an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, Tippie Students for Service, and the UI Running Club. Bryce is from Evansdale, Iowa and enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, and watching Hawkeye Athletics. He anticipates graduating from the University of Iowa Master of Accountancy program in the spring of 2024.
Thea Hahlen
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Thea Hahlen

Title/Position
Intern
Thea is a Junior at the University of Iowa. She is pursuing a Marketing Management major at the Tippie College of Business and has completed a minor in dance. She started working at The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in November of 2020. Outside of the office, she is a brother of the Delta Sigma Pi Epsilon chapter. Thea is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, running, traveling, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. She anticipates graduating in December of 2022.
Kyle Fischer
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Kyle Fischer

Title/Position
Intern
Kyle is a sophomore at the University of Iowa from Elgin, Illinois. He is pursuing a Finance major within the Tippie College of Business. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in November of 2020. Outside of work, Kyle is the Vice President of Professional Activities for the Delta Sigma Pi Epsilon Chapter. He is also involved in HawkTrade, a stock investment club. In his free time, Kyle enjoys working out, playing intramurals, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. Kyle anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2024.
Tony Storniolo
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Tony Storniolo

Title/Position
Intern
Tony is currently enrolled in the Master’s Program for Sport and Recreation Management at the University of Iowa starting in Fall of 2020. He recently graduated from the University of Iowa through undergraduate school while achieving a Sport and Recreation Management degree. He started working the University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Museum in April of 2020. He is from Arlington Heights, Illinois and enjoys working out, being with friends/family and cheering on the Hawkeyes.
Megan Decker
Megan Decker

Megan Decker

Title/Position
Intern
Megan is a junior at The University of Iowa pursuing a degree in Marketing within the Tippie College of Business with a certificate in Leadership Studies. She started working at The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in April of 2021. On campus, Megan is a brother of the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi Epsilon chapter. She is from West Des Moines, Iowa and enjoys watching sports, spending time with family, and walking her dog. She anticipates graduating in May of 2023.
Jake Metzger
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Jake Metzger

Title/Position
Accounting Intern
Jake is a senior at The University of Iowa from St. Michael, Minnesota. He is a double major in Accounting and Finance and anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2022 and pursuing graduate school.  He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in April 2021. Outside of work, he is an active member of Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity and Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Organization. He enjoys Hawkeye sports, skiing, trapshooting, and spending time with friends and family.
Cecily Johnston
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Cecily Johnston

Title/Position
Accounting Intern
Cecily is a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying Accounting and Finance with an anticipated graduation date of May 2024. She began working for the University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in March of 2022. Outside of work, she is involved in Tippie Business Honor Society, Women in Business, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Dore Emerging Women Leaders, and coaches girls basketball at a local high school. Cecily is from North Liberty, IA and enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, traveling, and watching sports.
Rachel Zingg
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Rachel Zingg

Title/Position
Law Intern
Rachel is a second-year law student at the University of Iowa College of Law and is planning to become an intellectual property lawyer with a focus on copyright and trademark law. She is the Co-Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, a student writer for the Iowa Law Review, and a member of the Intellectual Property Appellate Advocacy team. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching romantic comedies. She is originally from Ottumwa, Iowa.
Grant Allen
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Grant Allen

Title/Position
Intern
Grant is a Freshman at the University of Iowa. He is pursuing a Business Analytics major at the Tippie College of Business with a certificate in International Business. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in January of 2022. Outside of work, Grant is an active member in the Tippie Honors Society and the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. He is from Johnston, Iowa and enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and running. Grant anticipates graduating in 2025.
Luke Young
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Luke Young

Title/Position
Intern
Luke is a Junior at the University of Iowa pursuing a major in Marketing Management within the Tippie College of Business with a minor in Psychology. He began working at the University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in October of 2021. Luke is from Iowa City, Iowa and enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. He anticipates graduating in the spring of 2023.