Tackett: ‘Welcome to My World’

WHEELING –Larry Tackett, West Virginia Northern Community College’s vice president of Economic & Work Force Development, will host presentations titled “Welcome to My World” on the New Martinsville and Wheeling campuses Monday and Oct. 30, respectively.

His talk chronicles a 20-year adventure in pictures that took him to more than 30 countries. It is free and open to the public, and each presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Tackett will recount his experiences living in tents and remote beaches for four and one-half years, taking more than 6,500 SCUBA dives, writing two books and discovering a new species of pygmy seahorse. He also will talk about his travels along the way that took him to Micronesia in the Western Pacific and across the Indian Ocean to the east coast of Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and more.