Maria Luz Corona


Distinguished Latino Alumni Award (2005)
Indiana University Bloomington
B.S. 1969, J.D. 1981


Maria Luz "Lucy: Corona is a magistrate judge for the Domestic Relations Court in Lake County, Indiana. In her varied and rich life, she has worked as a secretary in a steel mill, a teacher, a social worker, and a lawyer, serving as an inspiration to all the communities that are honored to count her as one of their members. Her service to her community and the bar in Indiana has been tremendous. The strong value Corona places on higher education is evident in the instrumental role she plays in the Hispanic Women's Forum's efforts to provide scholarships. She has remained active at her alma mater, both in the Alumni Association and as a member of the Law School's Alumni Board of Directors.

Corona graduated from IU in 1969, and went on to earn a master's degree in social work from the University of Denver in 1973. She returned to IU to earn her doctorate of jurisprudence in 1981.