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Preds' Partner MTSU Assisting Students, Veterans During Pandemic

University Establishes Funds to Help Students Continue Education; Partnership with Predators Helping Veterans

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators aren't letting the pause to the 2019-20 season slow their work and commitment to their fans, and neither are their partners.

Throughout the pandemic, Middle Tennessee State University has not only continued to strengthen their partnership with the Preds, but they have taken care of their most important assets: their students.

So many of MTSU's students and their families have been affected by the pandemic. The university has several existing funds that were set up by generous alumni to help students who are having an emergency.

All funds go directly to support student needs such as food, rent, books and to help with other unexpected emergencies that threaten their academic success. Programs such as MTSU Scholarships, the Student Emergency Fund, Student Food Pantry, the Safety Net Fund, Student Health and College Emergency Funds are all available to assist.

Additionally, on Monday, March 2, the Predators announced a partnership with MTSU and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center to establish The General's Fund. Managed by retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU's Senior Advisor for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives, and Dr. Hilary Miller, the Director of the Daniels Center at MTSU, the fund is contributing monetary support to the MTSU military community's most urgent educational needs.

The Veterans Center General's Assistance Fund is also part of that pandemic assistance, and 20 percent of MTSU's student veterans are attending classes without G.I. Bill benefits. Those benefits have expired or are exhausted, and The General's Fund was established to fill the gaps and help veterans in need of financial assistance.

Click here for more information or to make a contribution to any of the funds available at MTSU.

We'll all get through this together, and your favorite hockey team - and its proud partners - are there to assist.

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