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Connie Nyholm named to Institute for Advanced Learning and Research board

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The owner and CEO of VIRginia International Raceway in Alton has been appointed to the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) Board of Trustees.

The Virginia House of Delegates selected Connie Nyholm to serve for a three-year term.

IALR’s board Chairman Donald Merricks said Nyholm is a welcome addition to the board. The Danville-based organization seeks to advance applied research, advanced learning, and economic development in Southern Virginia.

"Under her leadership, VIR has grown to be a premiere destination in Southern Virginia and her experience and voice will be a welcome addition as the Institute works to transform our community for the future,” Merricks said in a statement.

Nyholm also serves on the board of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Roadracing Industry Council.

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