Alumni Connection: Eric Ziegler

Alumni Connection: Eric Ziegler

February 06, 2024

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Eric Ziegler ’19

Eric Ziegler and his daughter JenniferEric Ziegler didn’t have to look far to find Anoka-Ramsey. “It was like a mile from my house at the time,” he says. “That was convenient for me.” A staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Eric completed an associate of arts degree in computer networking at Anoka-Ramsey in 2019.

Now working as an electronic technician with the National Weather Service, Eric is using his limited free time to work toward a bachelor’s degree through an online program. Still serving in the Army Reserve, he’s also a father to three children under the age of five.

When it comes to tips for balancing a career, online learning, service and a family, Eric’s advice seems simple. “Have a good spouse,” he says. “I’ve been fortunate to have my wife in my life.”


This feature appeared in the 2024 Anoka-Ramsey Community Newsletter. View a full PDF version of this story and additional pieces

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