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Terri Barnes

Fudget Games Community & Communications Director & Digital Communicator

Miami, Florida, United States
Member since November 01, 2010
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2014 Johns Hopkins University , MA , Communications

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Terri A. Barnes most recently served as the editor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District’s Intercom magazine. Mrs. Barnes produced the bi-monthly Intercom, which focuses on District news and feature articles for a primarily internal audience. In addition to these responsibilities, she assisted with project delivery teams to include public meeting preparations, media relations and community relations support.


The Pennsylvania native served in the U.S. Army as a public affairs specialist stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana. She deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan in 2003 where her articles and photographs were published in the daily Freedom Watch newsletter. In Afghanistan, she covered everything from village searches with infantry members to coalition member activities serving in country. She also escorted media personnel from organizations such as The New York Times and Reuters.


Mrs. Barnes earned an Associates of Arts degree in General Studies at the University of Phoenix while on active duty in 2004. After her time in the military, she graduated summa cum laude with a 3.99 GPA from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke with a double major in English and mass communications with a concentration in journalism in 2008. She also earned a minor in world studies. At graduation, she was at the top of her class in both majors and received the Top Journalist Graduate of the Year Award. In late 2013, she graduated from the Public Affairs Qualification Course at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md. Additionally, she is a Masters of Arts in Communications candidate from the Johns Hopkins University (April 2014). She tailored her degree to focus on digital communications and international relations.


Barnes excelled as a college student while earning membership to the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Mu Delta Chapter, Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society, The National Scholars Honor Society, Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Sigma Tau Delta and The International English Honor Society. Barnes also spent time in Germany as a study abroad student in 2007 at the University of Ludwigsburg.


Mrs. Barnes’ journalism experience also includes time as an intern at The Laurinburg Exchange newspaper in Laurinburg, North Carolina in 2006. She also was the photo editor for her university’s bi-weekly newspaper, The Pine Needle. She delegated photo assignments to about 20 students while contributing articles for the newspaper and designing layout.


Her work has been recognized with many awards to include 2nd place in the 2003 Army-wide Keith L. Ware annual journalism contest in feature category. She also won two honorable mentions in commentary and photography categories for journalism excellence. Barnes’ Army awards include multiple certificates of achievement for journalism during her deployment in 2003 to include an award for her coverage of the Operation Carpathian Lightning mission with the Romanian Army. Additionally in 2003, Barnes received the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. She also was awarded the Army Commendation Medal in 2004. She also received four USACE-level awards in 2010’s Herbert A. Kassner Journalism Competition.


Barnes’ list of photography awards also includes two spots in the 2009 Veteran Affairs Art Festival- Puget Sound Division: 1st place for Military Combat Experience Category and 2nd place for Digital Photography in the People Category. In 2012, she was a finalist chosen out of 3,267 submitted images in the 2012 collaborative photography project “Serving Abroad...Through their Eyes”—a U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense competition. Her photo is now included as part of an exhibit in the Pentagon, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, and other prominent national and international locations.