Latham Speasmaker ’18 is a Chemical Engineering major and is pursuing a certificate in Leadership Studies through the Hollingsworth Leadership Excellence Program.  He is from Pearland, TX, and is the eldest son of Chris Speasmaker and Lore Lagrone, as well as the older brother of Caleb Speasmaker.

Latham serves as the Artillery Band Operations/Logistics/Training Officer for the 2017-2018 academic year and is a member of the Artillery Band Staff.  Originally a C-Battery Marksman in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, he served as a Fire Team Leader, Guidon Bearer, Assistant Squad Leader, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant within the unit.  In the Band, Latham played the trombone his first three years but is now playing the Bass in the Bass Rank.

On the quad, Latham is an active member of the O.R. Simpson Honor Society.  Additionally, he has served as the Aggie Eagle Post Operations Officer and is now the units Executive Officer. Off the quad, Latham is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  Latham has also volunteered at local animal shelters, The Museum of the American G.I., and local community homes during his time as a student.

Last summer Latham represented Texas A&M at Tianjin University in Tianjin, China with other Chemical Engineering students from Texas A&M.  While there, he learned about Bioreactor Engineering, Process Safety Engineering, and the country’s culture, language, and geopolitical issues.  Latham will graduate in May 2018 and plans to work as a process engineer for a chemical company in the Houston area.