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OC World’s Scott Hays has been nominated for the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

OC World’s Scott Hays has been nominated for the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from the Orange County Business Journal. This is a well-deserved recognition for his passion, dedication, and innovative spirit in the world of entrepreneurship alongside such other entrepreneurs as Orange County developer Mike Harrah, Founder / President Caribou Industries; Bryan Crain, President, Orange County Rescue Mission; Shirin Behzadi, CEO, Shirin Behzadi LLC; Mingo Lee, COO, Wahoo’s; and Rebecca Hall, President / CEO, Idea Hall. The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards are designed to recognize individuals who embody the American entrepreneurial spirit – individuals who, through creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures. 

February 15, 2024|

OC World Receives 2 Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Mike Awards®

“The Golden Mike Awards® is one of the oldest broadcast journalism awards show in America, and among the most distinguished with top journalists across America appointed as judges. Unlike most awards contests in which winners are determined by selecting which entry is the 'best' among all those submitted in each category, winners of the Golden Mike Awards® must also meet the 'Standard of Excellence.'” – RTNA OC World was nominated as a finalist in two categories: “Best Long Form Program or Documentary” for its program on the tragic bicycle accident that launched The Bradley Rofer Foundation, and “Best Editing of a Feature Story, Series or Special” for its program on artist Celia Herrera Rodriquez, whose work reflects ancestral memories that help some indigenous peoples find their way back home. Both programs were produced by OC World, a nonprofit multimedia company founded by Scott Hays and Dr. Manuel Gomez. Special [...]

February 12, 2024|

Laguna Beach’s Stu News Commemorates OC World

Laguna Beach’s Stu News celebrates OC World’s two-year anniversary. Co-Founder and Executive Producer Scott Hays shares, “OC World is grateful for the significant support we’ve received over the past two years in support of our new nonprofit media model helping us to educate and inform the community of Orange County about issues of significance in their lives.”

November 19, 2023|

OC World Announces New Collaboration with UCI’s Center for Educational Partnerships

OC World is proud to announce a new partnership with UCI's nationally and internationally recognized Center for Educational Partnerships. The Center’s leader, Dr. Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educational Partnerships, and Dr. Manuel Gomez, Co-Founder of OC World, have agreed to initiate a special program that will provide professional level internship experiences to UCI students interested in pursuing careers in media and communications. Selected students will have a unique Orange County based opportunity to engage in professional learning across the entire spectrum of OC World multi-media productions. Opportunities from research to news/narrative writing, from filming to editing and to final broadcast of OC World to 15.5 million viewers from Santa Barbara to San Diego over the KLCS-PBS channel. “This exciting new partnership will connect UCI to our broader community in a powerful new way, allowing the public to access the latest advances in knowledge and public engagement opportunities [...]

October 10, 2023|

Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Manuel Gómez, Founder & Producer of OC World

Manuel N. Gómez is the Producer & Founder of OC World. Manuel N. Gómez, Ph.D., served as Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at University of California, Irvine from 1995 to 2010. He began his work as a counselor in the Educational Opportunity Program, was a program officer with the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education in Washington D.C., and he served as Interim Vice President for Educational Partnerships in the University of California Office of the President. Manuel also served as a member of the Children First, Paul Merage Foundation, on the Board of Trustees for the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Board of Governors for the Orange County Community Foundation. Currently, he is an Advisory Committee member of the UC Berkeley Institute for the Study of Higher Education. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business [...]

August 29, 2023|

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