Ollie joined the UNC School of Media and Journalism in November 2012.

Before joining the school, Ollie brought smiles to the Pittman family and was rarely shared to the outside world. His involvement at the MJ-school has brightened the spirits of faculty, staff and students alike.

As a bonus, Ollie brought along his owner, Rachel Pittman, to assist the Dean.

Ollie can be found in the Dean's Suite, or roaming around the school. Generally, he comes into work on Fridays or during student breaks.


  • B.A. Doggie Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Pittman, Ollie. Writing with Paws: My Life as the MJ-school's Favorite Dog. Chapel Hill. 2016.