Sue Pischke’s top 5 photographs of 2023

Each December, we ask University Photographers to share their favorite snaps from the last 12 months (and some behind the scenes info) as we look back and reflect on the year. Join us in reviewing the top images captured by University photographer/videographer Sue Pischke and some of her thoughts about the images! If you enjoy these images, you can follow Sue on Instagram to see more or view colleagues Dan Moore and Josh Buntin’s top images.


“To comply with Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote ID regulation, the Marketing and University Communication team was required to update drone equipment. In one of its first flights, the new drone captured this beautiful fall color scene with students walking between the dorms and the Union and the Painted Phoenix in MAC Hall’s Circle Drive.” -Sue Pischke, Photographer/Videographer


“Throughout the fall semester, I captured Chemistry visuals (video clips and photos) to produce a video for the Chemistry program’s web page. Getting the exact amount is very important in chemistry experiments, and I love this student’s concentration as she adds one drop at a time to the flask.” -Sue Pischke, Photographer/Videographer


Fall color is my favorite time to capture our scenic campus and this Cofrin Arboretum wooden bridge is very photogenic. Add a drone to capture a higher perspective and three students talking…and the photo makes my top five! – Sue Pischke, Photographer/Videographer


“I love the outdoors, so producing the Graduate Studies’ Environmental Science and Policy video for our website was a lot of fun for me. In the Aquatic Invertebrates class, I captured Zac Locklear, center, a master’s student looking for aquatic critters with two undergraduate students as they sample Wequiock Creek to determine its health. Graduate students with undergrad help are researching the creek, which is part of the Wequiock Creek Natural Area restoration project.” -Sue Pischke, Photographer/Videographer


“I decided to stand on top of Associate Lecturer Ben Olejniczak’s office desk during private voice lessons. Why? I wanted to capture student Jasmine Christyne singing in both the mirror and the shiny piano reflection. Thanks to a very sturdy metal desk and Jasmine reaching a high note, I got one out of two possible reflections.” -Sue Pischke, University Photographer/Videographer