Amy Lamb OTD, OT/L, delivered the keynote address during the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s 75th annual commencement ceremony on May 12.

Lamb is the president of the American Occupational Therapy Association and an expert on health care policy and reform and occupational therapy for chronic disease prevention and improving wellness. In her address, Lamb encouraged the new graduates to embrace discomfort, which she believes is often a sign that beneficial personal and professional growth is underway.

The class of 2017 consisted of 10 bachelor of science, 167 master of arts, 67 doctorate of occupational therapy and two doctor of philosophy graduates.

The ceremony was led by Grace Baranek, PhD, associate dean and chair of the USC Chan Division. It marked her first USC commencement since being appointed the division’s administrative leader earlier this year.

— Mike McNulty