oteman delancy_web.jpgTALLAHASSEE — Miamian Oteman C. Delancy Sr., a certified general contractor and project executive for Skanska USA Building Inc., was honored for his achievement in business at a recent Florida A&M University Distinguished Alumni Awards gala. 

Alumni were honored in the categories of athletics, business, communications and education.

“I am very grateful and blessed to receive such an acknowledgement,” said Delancy.  “Coming from Liberty City, I have always said that FAMU has meant the world to me and my careers, both athletically and professionally. It weighs very heavily on my heart to return the support that I have been afforded over the years by mentoring younger students on campus, sharing my experiences in the community and promoting our great University.”

A graduate of Miami Edison High School, Delancy earned his bachelor of science in construction engineering at FAMU’s College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture in 1999, graduating magna cum laude. Last April 30, he received a law degree from FAMU’s College of Law.

He played quarterback for FAMU, leading the Rattlers through two winning seasons, including the 1996 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship.  He was twice named the Florida Classic Most Valuable Player and was voted MEAC and Black College Player of the Year. He was inducted into the FAMU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Delancy’s work at Skanska has enabled him to pursue his dream of leaving a lasting legacy at FAMU, where he oversaw the construction of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical’s Phase I and the construction of Phase II, which is scheduled to be completed by  2014.

Those projects will include the latest technology in environmental design and energy efficiency, allowing FAMU to reduce design, construction and overall operating costs, a statement from FAMU said.

Delancy also  serves as a visiting instructor in FAMU’s Construction Management Program through Skanska CM Building Blocks, teaching students and fellow general contractors the fundamentals of construction business management and construction concepts.