Partner and Family Association (PFA)

The Mason School of Business Partner and Family Association (PFA) provides an opportunity for the partners, spouses and children of MBA students to create a network of support as part of the Mason School of Business community.

As stated in the Academic Standards section of the MBA Student Handbook, “The key to unleashing the potential of any organization is to nurture the energy, drive, commitment, effort and collaboration of everyone involved in the enterprise.” This holds true as much for the families and loved ones of our students as it does for the students themselves.

The PFA is part of the collaborative exercise of educating, enriching, and supporting students in the Mason School of Business. The energy, drive and commitment of those who surround our students at home will serve to enhance the learning experience for all. Our students do not embark upon this journey alone and will rely upon their partners heavily throughout their course of study.

We encourage students' families to come together to support each other, congregating for social occasions, creating child-care cooperative agreements and communications networks which will become vital as students progress through the program.

Each year, the Office of MBA Programs will provide an information session for students and their families who are moving to the Williamsburg area and will help host two social events, one during the Fall semester and one in the Spring. We strongly advise our students' partners to take advantage of this opportunity to establish frequent meetings and occasions for support and fun for the whole family.

For further information about how you may become involved, please contact [[michele.mitchell-moffit, Michele Mitchell-Moffit]], Associate Director, MBA Program, at (757) 221-2895.
Helpful Resources
Childcare/Schooling:

Williamsburg Campus Child Care
The National Association for the Education of Young Children

Looking for a Job? Try one of these local sources:

The Virginia Gazette
The Daily Press
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
City of Williamsburg
James City County (the county in which Williamsburg lives)
York County (a neighboring county)
City of Newport News (a neighboring city)
City of Richmond (a neighboring city and the capital of Virginia, Richmond also has many suburbs)

Business is not a spectator sport ... get involved!

Many resources are available through membership, including:

  • The opportunity to create child cooperative agreements.
  • Educational outreach.
  • Employment networking.
  • Emotional support.
  • Social events to relax, unwind, or blow off steam!

Membership is free and participation in all events is optional.