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Name: Jobe & Murphy Halls
Jobe Hall (Business Majors)
Murphy Hall (Honors Students Only)

Capacity: Jobe Hall - 168 students; Murphy Hall - 142 students



Here are the measurements for a typical room in this hall.

Measurements will vary according to the location of the room within the building.

  • Room is:
    • 12ft 3 1/2" deep
    • 16ft 4" wide
  • Beds are standard twin size.
    • 36 inches x 76 inches
  • Window is:
  • 5ft 10 1/2" tall
    • 3ft 10 1/2" wide
  • Closet is:
    • 2 ft 1" deep
    • 4 ft 1" wide

Floor Plan (rooms may vary):


Room Photos (select a photo to see a larger image):


Who were these halls named after?


Elsie Jobe was born at Shiloh, Tennessee on September 6, 1903. Her early education was received in the elementary and high school of Clarksville. She then entered George Peabody College for Teachers at Nashville from which she received a B.S. degree in 1924 and a M.A. degree in 1929. Her first teaching experience was here at TN Tech, 1924 and 1925. She then transferred to the State Teachers College of Jacksonville, Alabama, and remained with that institution 1925-27. In 1927 she returned to Tennessee Tech. In addition to being a professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education, she was made acting dean of women 1928-39 and dean of women 1939-45.


Elizabeth S. Murphy was born at Algood, Tennessee on February 4, 1916. She married to James William Murphy on November 10, 1943 --- by whom she had two children, Anne Elizabeth and James William, Jr. She received a B.S. degree from George Peabody College for teachers in 1938 and a Masters degree from the University of Tennessee in 1941. After teaching in both the elementary and high schools of Tennessee, she was employed, 1941-1943, at David Lipscomb College in Nashville, TN. From 1944 - 1946 she was an associate professor of the Home Economics Department and served as Dean of Women at Tennessee Tech.