Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Arturo Corona

An Outstanding Islander

Outline photo of Arturo Corona

Family Solution Finder
When there's family distress, education specialist Arturo Corona strives to come up with an optimal solution for everyone. Corona, who is earning a master's degree in counseling with an emphasis in family and marriage therapy, coaches and counsels impoverished families at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. He says helping families with their emotions and problems keeps him fulfilled and energized. In addition to lending a hand to children and their parents, Corona believes his success in education has made his life more valuable. The Guanajuato, Mexico, native currently maintains a 3.9 grade point average. The 2003 Premont High School graduate received a scholarship to the Island University to run on the track and cross country teams and received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 2007. Running continues to play an important factor in keeping him physically and mentally fit. Corona attributes much of his drive and academic success to his mother, who has supported all five of her children to receive a top-notch education. He is one of three in his family to attend the Island University. Corona is in the Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honour Society. He's involved with the L.E.A.D First Foundation, a school-wide reform program, primarily for high-poverty elementary schools, middle schools and high schools, with a strong emphasis on reading and social instruction. Corona also works at the Early Childhood Development Center Counseling and Training Clinic and is an attendant for Recreational Sports. After he graduates with his master's degree, he will pursue his lifelong dream of law school and study family law.

© Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi • 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412 • 361-825-5700