Honors and Distinctions

Honors and Distinctions


  • The Jersey City Main Post Office building named as the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Post Office.
  • New Jersey City University (NJCU) dedicated their library to Congressman Frank J. Guarini for his service to the university.
  • The Guarini House at Saint Peter’s University serves as the residence for the College President.
  • John Cabot University in Rome, Italy designated its campus as Frank J. Guarini campus.


  • Honorary Doctorates bestowed by
    • Dartmouth College —Hanover, NH
    • Saint Peter’s University – Jersey City, NJ
    • John Cabot University – Rome, Italy
    • New Jersey City University – Jersey City, NJ
    • Inje University – Gimhae, South Korea
    • Georgian Court University – Lakewood, NJ


  • Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic – Bestowed by President Giorgio Napolitano, Italy’s highest decoration
  • The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta – Knight of Malta
  • American Foundation of Savoy Orders – received the first Annual Civility Award from the House of Savoy
  • Italy-USA Foundation Award, Office of the President of Italy, for the friendship between Italy and the United States

United States

  • New York University School of Law
    • Honorary Member of the Order of the Coif
    • Judge Edward Weinfeld Award, NYU School of Law Alumn
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO)
  • The U.S. Court of International Trade, Man of the Year Award “for outstanding contributions to the administration of justice in International Trade Law”
  • The Sierra Club Medal of Honor designated “Clean Air Champion” for his dedication to protecting the environment
  • National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)—Lifetime Achievement Award in Leadership
  • Leadership Award for Lifetime Public Service from NJCU at Ellis Island
  • One to World Fulbright Scholarship Award
  • First recipient of the “Frank J. Guarini Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award”–Hudson County Bar Association