The CCBC Alumni Association

is proud to honor
Dennis E. Seymour

Distinguished Alumni 2015 Dennis Seymour and Bev Vinzant


Dr. Dennis E. Seymour, Dean of CCBC's School of Business, Criminal Justice and Law was selected as the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus at this year’s CCBC Student Awards Banquet, held on May 13th at the Valley Mansion. Dr. Seymour was presented with a commemorative plaque by Beverly Vinzant, 2014 Distinguished Alumna.

As a student at then Catonsville Community College (CCC) from 1963 to 1970, was a time Dr. Seymour jokingly refers to as “the seven-year plan,” but he considers his time to be well spent. He earned his Associate Degree in Law Enforcement and Bachelors of Science in Social Psychology at the University of Maryland respectively. However Dr. Seymour didn’t stop there, he then went on to earn his Master’s in Liberal Arts-Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Southwest University.

Currently a professor and the dean of CCBC’s School of Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Dr. Seymour began his career at CCBC 38 years ago as an adjunct faculty, teaching criminal investigation, criminal law, and constitutional law.

Prior to his tenure at CCBC, Dr. Seymour was employed by the Maryland State Police for 16 years as a trooper, instructor, and organized crime investigator. He serves on many advisory committees and boards; including CCBC’s Academic Deans Senate, Baltimore County Public Schools Homeland Security committee, the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the Native American Studies Advisory Board, the Maryland Commission for Indian Affairs Advisory Board, and the CCBC New Beginnings Campaign - Hilton Mansion Renovation Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and boating.