The award honors graduates who have demonstrated service to the College and/or community; have achieved success in their chosen field; and who are considered a role model for SCC's students, according to a news release from SCC.
Gaudreau, who was also the graduation speaker, decided early in life that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who was a teacher and coach.
A native of Sanford, he has worked for Seminole County Public Schools for 22 years.
Gaudreau is a 1983 graduate of Seminole Community College. At SCC, he was shooting guard on the basketball team, playing for Hall of Fame Coach Bill Payne.
After SCC, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Central Florida.
While working at Lake Mary High School, Gaudreau returned to SCC for one year as an assistant coach to Coach Payne.
In 1999, he returned to his alma mater, Seminole High School, as an assistant principal and was named principal in February 2007. As principal, he is responsible for green-lighting a $40 million construction campaign that will modernize the school.
Gaudreau said he remembers many of the instructors at SCC who inspired him, including Math Professor Robert Rapaele and Coach Payne.
Gaudreau lives in Longwood with his wife, Kym, and their three children, Jordan, Shay and Taylor.