Ashley Judd kisses the University of Kentucky mascot during a timeout at a UK basketball game in 2010. Judd, an alum, is a mainstay at UK basketball games and is considering running for Senate in Kentucky in 2014. (James Crisp/AP) http://www.payscale.com/research/US/School=University_of_Kentucky_(UK)/Salary?RCPopupTest=RCPOPUPTHIRDPAGE
Following my second year at Western Kentucky University, I received an academic dismissal for one year. My academic performance was poor and I was receiving failing grades. During this dismissal, I worked at many low-income part time jobs, bouncing from one to another as I lost interest. Living job to job made me realize that I wanted more out of my professional life. I made the decision to return to school at JCTC to get my feet back on the ground.