Emmy Winner Zach Mills Earns Fifth Nomination

As the current Media Content Strategist at the Community College of Aurora (CCA), Zach Mills is charged with telling the stories of all of the great things happening at CCA.

Before stepping into his current position, Mills was a producer/director at WBGU-PBS where he created several pieces of informative content. One documentary, “The Magic of Mazza,” was recently nominated for an Emmy for its outstanding long form videography and photography content. “The Magic of Mazza” details the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum. This is Zach’s fifth Emmy nomination including a win for the ALICE training video he produced. 

“It was a really special feeling,” said Mills when describing how he felt winning his first Emmy award. “It inspired me to keep producing and keep making more content.”

This documentary took three years to film, which entailed navigating travel restrictions that were in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This made it challenging for film authors and artists across the country to complete creative content and projects. 

“Since I was 11 years old I was really into movies, and then I got into cameras and recording one year later,” said Mills when describing what inspired his passion for the work that he does. From that point and through high school, he was creating and editing videos on YouTube. This eventually led him to attend Ohio University for video production, where we eventually earned a bachelor’s degree in integrated media.

Today, Zach Mills is CCA’s staff video and photo producer, where his chief responsibility resides at leading the institution’s storytelling efforts within the college’s marketing department, and event coverage. He is passionate about what CCA stands for and it shows with the work he has done for the college. 

“It means a lot to me, to see students come here and get a degree, certification, and instruction to move forward in life.”

Prospective students can begin the enrollment process today at the Community College of Aurora